caprine

adjective
cap·​rine | \ ˈka-ˌprīn How to pronounce caprine (audio) \

Definition of caprine

: of, relating to, or being a goat caprine serum the caprine family

First Known Use of caprine

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caprine

Middle English, from Latin caprinus, from capr-, caper

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“Caprine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caprine. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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