Definition of bovid in English:

bovid

noun

Zoology
  • A mammal of the cattle family ("Bovidae")

    • ‘Like bovids and cervids, they have a full set of lower incisors, but the uppers are replaced by a horny pad.’
    • ‘After hippos, bovids are the most abundant group of mammalian fossils.’
    • ‘The incised bone seems to have belonged to an unknown bovid mammal, the group that includes sheep, cattle and antelope.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We also use many products from bovids, like milk and leather.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Bovidae, from bos, bov- ox.

Pronunciation:

bovid

/ˈbōvid/