[ 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.
Words nearby cervid
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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Scientific 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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