bovid

noun bo·vid \ ˈbō-vəd \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of bovid

: any of a family (Bovidae) of ruminants that have hollow unbranched permanently attached horns present in usually both sexes and that include antelopes, oxen, sheep, and goats

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Origin and Etymology of bovid

New Latin Bovidae, from Bov-, Bos, type genus, from Latin bov-, bos


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