bovid [boh-vid]Zoology ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of or relating to the Bovidae, comprising the hollow-horned ruminants, as oxen, antelopes, sheep, and goats.
- any bovid animal.
Origin of bovid New Latin Bovidae, equivalent to Bov-, stem of Bos a genus, including domestic cattle (Latin bōs ox, bull, akin to) + -idae Examples from the Web for bovid Historical Examples of bovid
In all of the Bovid the horns are simple, hollow, and permanent, each enclosing a bony core.
Vernon L. Kellogg
Sir Victor Brooke divides the family of the Bovid into thirteen sub-families.
British Dictionary definitions for bovid bovid adjective
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovidae, a family of ruminant artiodactyl hollow-horned mammals including sheep, goats, cattle, antelopes, and buffalo
- any bovid animal
Word Origin for bovid C19: from New Latin Bovidae, from Latin bōs ox bovid in Science bovid [bō′vĭd]
- Any of various hoofed, horned ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, which includes cattle, sheep, goats, buffaloes, bisons, antelopes, and yaks.