family Equidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Equidae - horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
mammal family - a family of mammals
order Perissodactyla, Perissodactyla - nonruminant ungulates: horses; tapirs; rhinoceros; extinct forms
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
genus Hyracotherium, Hyracotherium - extinct horse genus; formerly called eohippus
genus Mesohippus - a genus of Equidae
genus Protohippus - a genus of Equidae
female horse, mare - female equine animal
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Equine species are from the mammal family equidae, which includes the modern horse, zebras and donkeys.
Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV) is a simple, macrophage-tropic lentivirus that infects members of the family Equidae.
Therefore, members of the family Equidae, which include domestic horses, donkeys, and mules, might be susceptible to MERS-CoV infection.
He'd finished his supper of canned tuna to which he'd experimentally added half a can of pinto beans but then not eaten and been watching a nature program on the donkey or ass (Equus asinus) which, in spite of having fewer chromosomes, can be bred with the horse (Equus caballus), another species in the family equidae, to produce a hybrid mule or hinny, and which had him wondering if any species of the family Hominoidea known collectively as great apes, and that includes orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and humans, might someday successfully interbreed.