[ ek-wid ]
/ ˈɛk wɪd /
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equine: We are concerned with the question of why so many wild equids are threatened with extinction.
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Origin of equid
First recorded in 1885–90; from New Latin Equidae, family name; equivalent to Latin equ(us) “horse” + -idae
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Example sentences from the Web for equid
Equid, the horse family, a division of the odd-toed (perissodactyle) Ungulates or hoofed mammals.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
This most useful quadruped belongs to the family Equid, distinguished by a single digit and hoof on each foot.
Scientific definitions for equid
[ ĕk′wĭd, ē′kwĭd ]
Any of various hoofed mammals of the family Equidae, which includes horses, donkeys, and zebras. Equids have muscular bodies with long, slender legs adapted for running and a single hoofed digit at the end of each limb.
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