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(ˈəʊvɪˌbɒs; ˈɒvɪˌbəʊs)
(Animals) an Arctic ox. Also called: musk ox
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Noun1.ovibos - consisting of the musk-oxOvibos - consisting of the musk-ox    
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
musk ox, musk sheep, Ovibos moschatus - large shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep
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Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae--a primary cause of severe pneumonia epizootics in the Norwegian muskox (Ovibos moschatus) population.
Toxoplasmosis as a suspected cause of abortion in a Greenland muskox (Ovibos moshatus wardi).
Key words: co-management; food security; hunting; Inuit knowledge; traditional and local knowledge; participatory research; public health; risk communication; risk perception; wildlife health surveillance; Ovibos moschatus; Cambridge Bay
The Latin name, Ovibos moschatus, means "musky sheep-ox" and is totally appropriate.
Concentrations in the current study did not change between winter and summer months, and individual peak concentrations were similar to those in muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus; Adamczewski et al.
Macroscopic anatomy of the omasum of free-ranging moose (Alces alces) and muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) and a comparison of the omasal laminal surface area in 34 ruminant species.
As one of few large-bodied herbivores, the muskox Ovibos moschatus) is a central species in the tundra ecosystem.
We did not find published accounts of Mule Deer selection or avoidance of Curly Sedge; however, due to its tendency to grow in dry areas with a low moisture gradient, it has been noted as avoided by Muskox (Ovibos moschatus) in winter (Schaefer and Messier 1994, 1995).
Rumen ciliate fauna of Alaskan moose (Alces americana), musk-ox (Ovibos moschatus) and Dall mountain sheep (Ovis dalli).
A cluster of large "erratic" boulders that you thought were left by a glacier would turn into a small herd of muskox (Ovibos moschatus).
For example, among vertebrates, muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus, Blainville, 1816) form a circle enclosing the young calves when attacked by wolves, their principal natural predators [3, 4].