muskox


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musk′ox`

or musk′ ox`,



n., pl. -ox•en.
a large bovid, Ovibos moschatus, of arctic regions of North America and Greenland, with shaggy fur and horns that curve downward.
[1735–45; so called from its odor]
Translations
bœuf musqué
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The species is known as a Quaternary fossil at Cueva de Jimenez in Chihuahua (Arroyo-Cabrales, 1992), at Dark Canyon, Dry, Muskox, Howell's Ridge, U-Bar, and Pendejo caves in New Mexico, at Bida, Deadman, Papago Springs, and Sandblast caves in Arizona, at Fowlkes Cave in Texas (Dalquest and Stangl, 1984; Mead et al.
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