American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the family Bovidae, which includes hoofed, hollow-horned ruminants such as cattle, sheep, goats, and buffaloes.
- n. A member of the family Bovidae.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Bovidæ; bovine.
- n. One of the Bovidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Relating to that tribe of ruminant mammals of which the genus Bos is the type.
- n. hollow-horned ruminants
- adj. of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
- From New Latin Bovidae, family name, from Latin bōs, bov-, cow; see bovine. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Evolution and function of the supracranial sinuses in ceratopsid dinosaurs and the frontal sinuses in bovid mammals.”
“Once nearly wiped out by poachers who made shawls from its wool, the chiru's numbers have increased in recent years, and the knobby-kneed bovid has emerged as a symbol of China's environmental-protection efforts.”
“Yes, the Lords, those notorious bovid loving vegetarians.”
“The six-year-old bovid, who is officially registered as Bullock UK 742266 200001, was taken to a local abattoir for a lethal injection.”
“Welsh farmers and AMs say that the bovid should face the same fate as any other cattle if they were diagnosed with bovine TB, whereas the Hindus of Skanda Vale think that their domesticated ungulate should be treated if he becomes ill rather than just slaughtered.”
“Her work revealed more elite tombs (Tombs 13-23), including one of a juvenile elephant as well as that of an aurochs, or large wild bovid, buried in human fashion with matting covering the body, pottery, and a human figurine.”
“On the ceiling of one area are three images of horned animals, one of which may be a benteng (Bos javanicus), a wild forest bovid that is close to extinction.”
“Nonetheless, it is known that musk deer have a gall bladder, a bovid feature that distinguishes it from the true deer.”
“Did early humans in southern Africa avoid dangerous bovid prey and prefer allegedly less dangerous antelopes?”
“Previous studies have confirmed the ability of animal eggs to support interspecies cell division to the embryo stage, and in a few closely-related bovid species, successful development to term.”
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