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dui·ker

 (dī′kər)
n.
Any of various small African antelopes of the genera Cephalophus, Philantomba, or Sylvicapra, having short, backward-pointing horns and inhabiting forests or thickets.

[Afrikaans, from Dutch duiken, to dive, from Middle Dutch dūken.]
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duiker

(ˈdaɪˌkə) or

duyker

n, pl -kers or -ker
1. (Animals) Also called: duikerbok any small antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, occurring throughout Africa south of the Sahara, having short straight backward-pointing horns, pointed hooves, and an arched back
2. (Animals) South African any of several cormorants, esp the long-tailed shag (Phalacrocorax africanus)
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch duiker diver, from duiken to dive; see duck2]
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dui•ker

(ˈdaɪ kər)

n., pl. -kers, (esp. collectively) -ker.
any small African antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, having short spikelike horns.
[1770–80; < Afrikaans, Dutch duiker diver]
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Rumen ciliate protozoa of the blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola), with observations on morphological variation lines within the species Entodinium dubardi.
Cephalophus T I -- monticola Kobus kob E I -- Tragelaphus T F 6 scriptus T F 4 T F.A.
Some genera represent the primary reservoirs of certain pathogens (e.g., Peromyscus for certain hantaviruses), whereas proof of the permissiveness of other genera to certain pathogens is limited to isolated case reports (e.g., Ebola Zaire virus in the duiker Cephalophus).
gambiense was observed in rodents (Atherurus africanus and Cricetomys gambianus), monkeys (Cercopithecus and Cercocebus) and ungulates (Cephalophus spp).
Como especies externas ("outgroups") se utilizaron las secuencias de otros dos cervidos, Muntiacus reevesi y Elaphodus cephalophus pertenecientes a la subfamilia de los Muntiacinae (= Cervulinae).
Other mammals of conservation concern present in the SNP were: forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis), leopard (Panthera pardus), giant pangolin (Smutsia gigantean), African forest buffalo (Syncerus caller nanus), bongo (Tragelaphus euryceros), sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei), blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola), bay duiker (Cephalophus dorsalis), and water chevrotain (Hyemoschus aquaticus).