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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a goat.
2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an ungulate mammal of the subfamily Caprinae, including goats, sheep, and ibex.

[Latin caprīnus, from caper, capr-, goat.]

cap·rine n.


of or resembling a goat
[C17: from Latin caprīnus, from caper goat]


(ˈkæp raɪn, -rɪn)

of or pertaining to goats.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin caprīnus; see caper1, -ine1]
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Adj.1.caprine - being or pertaining to or resembling a goat or goats; "caprine creatures"; "a caprine strain of virus"; "a caprine voice"
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Tenders are invited for supply caprine black bengal goat
1390/2014 of 19 December 2014 relate to table 1 of the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 37/2010 and eprinomectin as an allowed substance, for bovine, ovine and caprine species, applicable to muscle, fat, liver, kidney and milk.
Around 648,195 goats were also vaccinated against Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) disease the first phase which started in September and continued till November last year.
During September 2012-January 2013, clinical signs compatible with PPR in ovine and caprine flocks were reported to the Tunisian veterinary service.
The Siberian tiger, named Ustin, wreaked caprine carnage as it carried out repeated nighttime raids on a farm on a border island, the official Xinhua news agency reported.