- hollow-horned, as the ruminants with true horns, as distinguished from bony antlers.
Origin of cavicorn
< New Latin cavicornis hollow-horned, equivalent to cavi- (combining form of Latin cavus hollow) + cornis (Latin corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix)
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- (of sheep, goats, etc) having hollow horns as distinct from the solid antlers of deer
C19: from Latin cavus hollow + cornū horn
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