cam·​el·​id | \ ˈka-mə-ˌlid How to pronounce camelid (audio) \

Definition of camelid

: any of a family (Camelidae) of even-toed, ruminant (see ruminant entry 1) mammals having a 3-chambered stomach and including the camel, llama, guanaco, alpaca, and vicuña

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And camelids, such as llamas and camels, generate especially useful single-domain, stable antibodies. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Scientists use caffeine to control genes—and treat diabetic mice with coffee," 20 June 2018 In the presence of caffeine, this camelid antibody— aCaffVHH—binds to caffeine and then dimerizes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Scientists use caffeine to control genes—and treat diabetic mice with coffee," 20 June 2018 The remains of now extinct animals—including the bones of prehistoric camelid, bison, and mastodon—were discovered in layers associated with the pre-Clovis human artifacts. Greg Harlin, National Geographic, "Discovery Points to Earlier Arrival of First Americans," 13 May 2016

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First Known Use of camelid

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for camelid

New Latin Camelidae, from Camelus, genus name, from Latin

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