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equid

[ ek-wid ]
/ ˈɛk wɪd /
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noun

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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Scientific definitions for equid

equid
[ ĕkwĭd, ēkwĭd ]

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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