Camelidae

plural noun Ca·mel·i·dae \kəˈmeləˌdē\

Definition of Camelidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of camelidae

New Latin, from Camelus, type genus + -idae


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