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cervid

[sur-vid]
noun Zoology.
  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.
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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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Historical Examples of cervid

  • All species of the Cervid have solid horns, more or less branched, which are shed annually.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg

  • Rangifer, ran′ji-fer, n. a genus of Cervid, to which the reindeer belongs.


British Dictionary definitions for cervid

cervid

noun
  1. any ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, including the deer, characterized by the presence of antlers
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Cervidae
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Word Origin for cervid

C19: from New Latin Cervidae, from Latin cervus deer
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cervid in Science

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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