plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Camelus, type genus + -idae

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“Camelidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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