Cervidae

plural noun Cer·vi·dae \-vəˌdē\

Definition of Cervidae

  1. :  a large family of ruminant mammals (order Artiodactyla) that are distinguished from the related Bovidae by possession of solid deciduous antlers and that include deer, elk, moose, and related forms — compare antler

cervoid

\-ˌvȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of cervidae

New Latin, from Cervus, type genus + -idae


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