plural noun
Ca·​mel·​i·​dae | \ kəˈmeləˌdē \

Definition of Camelidae

: a small family of ruminant mammals (order Artiodactyla) comprising camels, llamas, and extinct related forms all having long limbs with two toes and fused but distally divergent metapodials, a 3-chambered stomach, and oval red blood cells

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History and Etymology for Camelidae

New Latin, from Camelus, type genus + -idae

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“Camelidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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