Definition of cervid
: any of a family (Cervidae, the deer family) of ruminant artiodactyl mammals (such as the elk, moose, or white-tailed deer) that have solid deciduous antlers borne only by males except for the caribou in which both males and females bear antlers : deer sense 1 Antler growth in elk, as in all cervids, originates from a pedicel in the skull.— Mark Lapinski et al.
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