cavicorn

[ kav-i-kawrn ]
/ ˈkæv ɪˌkɔrn /

adjective Zoology.

hollow-horned, as the ruminants with true horns, as distinguished from bony antlers.

Nearby words

  1. cavernous sinus,
  2. cavernous sinus syndrome,
  3. cavesson,
  4. cavetto,
  5. caviar,
  6. cavie,
  7. cavil,
  8. cavill,
  9. caving,
  10. cavitary

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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British Dictionary definitions for cavicorn

cavicorn

/ (ˈkævɪˌkɔːn) /

adjective

(of sheep, goats, etc) having hollow horns as distinct from the solid antlers of deer

Word Origin for cavicorn

C19: from Latin cavus hollow + cornū horn

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