[ sur-vid ]

  1. any member of the deer family, Cervidae, comprising deer, caribou, elk, and moose, characterized by the bearing of antlers in the male or in both sexes.

Origin of cervid

First recorded in 1885–90; from New Latin Cervidae, equivalent to Cerv(us), a genus of the family (Latin: “stag, deer”) + -idae -id2

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British Dictionary definitions for cervid


/ (ˈsɜːvɪd) /

  1. any ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, including the deer, characterized by the presence of antlers

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cervidae

Origin of cervid

C19: from New Latin Cervidae, from Latin cervus deer

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Scientific definitions for cervid


[ sûrvĭd ]

  1. Any of various hoofed mammals of the family Cervidae, which includes the deer and elk. Male cervids typically grow antlers that are shed yearly.

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