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A mammal of the cattle family ("Bovidae" ).
- ‘We also use many products from bovids, like milk and leather.’
- ‘The incised bone seems to have belonged to an unknown bovid mammal, the group that includes sheep, cattle and antelope.’
- ‘After hippos, bovids are the most abundant group of mammalian fossils.’
- ‘Like bovids and cervids, they have a full set of lower incisors, but the uppers are replaced by a horny pad.’
- ‘The Northern immigrants to South America included the rodents, Carnivora (bears, cats, dogs, etc.), llamas and horses, bovids (particularly deer), and the tapirs and elephants.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Bovidae (plural), from bos, bov- ‘ox’.
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