musk deer

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musk deer

n.
Any of various small antlerless deer of the family Moschidae native to Asia, the male of which has long upper canines and a gland that secretes musk.

musk deer

n
(Animals) a small central Asian mountain deer, Moschus moschiferus. The male has long tusklike canine teeth and secretes musk

musk′ deer`


n.
a small, antlerless deer, Moschus moschiferus, of central Asia: the male has tusks and secretes musk.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asiamusk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
genus Moschus, Moschus - musk deer
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Molecular and morphological phylogenies of Ruminantia and the alternative position of the Moschidae.
In total 19 ungulate species belonging to four families namely Moschidae Cervidae Bovidae and Equidae inhabit Himalayas (Bhatnagar 1993).
Na InfraOrdem Pecora, alem da familia Bovidae (boi, carneiro e antilope), outras quatro familias viventes sao atualmente reconhecidas como pertencentes a esta InfraOrdem: Cervidae (cervideos) Antilocapridae (Antilocapra americana) Giraffidae (girafas e ocapis da Africa) e Moschidae (musk deer ou "boi" almiscarado da Asia).