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caprine

[ kap-rahyn, -rin ]
/ ˈkæp raɪn, -rɪn /
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adjective
of or relating to goats.
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Origin of caprine

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin caprīnus;see caper1, -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for caprine

caprine
/ (ˈkæpraɪn) /

adjective
of or resembling a goat

Word Origin for caprine

C17: from Latin caprīnus, from caper goat
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Medical definitions for caprine

caprine
[ kăprēn′ ]

n.
norleucine
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