Bovidae

plural noun Bo·vi·dae \ˈbōvəˌdē\

Definition of Bovidae

  1. :  a large family of ruminants containing the true antelopes, oxen, sheep, and goats, distinguished from the deer family by the polycotyledonary placenta, the hollow nondeciduous unbranched horns, and by the nearly universal presence of a gallbladder

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Origin and Etymology of bovidae

New Latin, from Bov-, Bos, type genus + -idae


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