[ sur-vid ]
/ ˈsɜr vɪd /
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
1885–90; < New Latin Cervidae, equivalent to Cerv(us) a genus of the family (Latin: stag, deer) + -idae -id2
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Examples from the Web for cervid
Rangifer, ran′ji-fer, n. a genus of Cervid, to which the reindeer belongs.
All species of the Cervid have solid horns, more or less branched, which are shed annually.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for cervid
/ (ˈsɜːvɪd) /
any ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, including the deer, characterized by the presence of antlers
of, relating to, or belonging to the Cervidae
Word Origin for cervid
C19: from New Latin Cervidae, from Latin cervus deer
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Science definitions for cervid
[ sûr′vĭd ]
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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