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Any of various ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, having hoofs and unbranched hollow horns, and including the cattle, sheep, goats, and gazelles.

[From New Latin Bovidae, family name, from Latin bōs, bov-, cow; see bovine.]

bo′vid adj.


(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Bovidae, a family of ruminant artiodactyl hollow-horned mammals including sheep, goats, cattle, antelopes, and buffalo
(Animals) any bovid animal
[C19: from New Latin Bovidae, from Latin bōs ox]


(ˈboʊ vɪd)
1. of or pertaining to the Bovidae, comprising the hollow-horned ruminants, as oxen, antelopes, sheep, and goats.
2. any bovid animal.
[< New Latin Bovidae=Bov-, s. of Bos a genus, including domestic cattle (Latin bōs ox, bull, akin to cow1) + -idae -id2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bovid - hollow-horned ruminantsbovid - hollow-horned ruminants    
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
bovine - any of various members of the genus Bos
Old World buffalo, buffalo - any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
bison - any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
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
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
caprine animal, goat - any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
goat antelope - bovid related to goats but having antelope-like features: mountain goats; gorals; serows; chamois; gnu goats
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
forest goat, Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, spindle horn - cow-like creature with the glossy coat of a horse and the agility of a goat and the long horns of an antelope; characterized as a cow that lives the life of a goat
Adj.1.bovid - of or relating to or belonging to the genus Bos (cattle)
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Dimensions are also unstated for the images at the Adi Qanza rockshelter where a red-painted bovid accompanied by a man armed with a spear (Graziosi 1964: 97) again has interesting geometric coat markings that could denote pattern branding (Figure 11.
Herdsmen were asked to identify the diseases shown in 3 A4-sized photographs: a bovine tongue with a ruptured FMD vesicle, a bovine foot with ruptured FMD vesicles, and a bovid with lumpy skin disease (Capripoxviridae, Poxviridae).
8) As a result of the universal spiritual significance of the unicorn, exotic horns and horn-like forms of foreign or mysterious provenance were frequently assigned unicorn origins: tusks (in fact teeth, not horns) from creatures such as walrus and narwhal, and horns (fibrous outcrops, not horns in the bovid sense) from Indian rhinoceros were all abridged into the mythic taxonomy of unicorn horns (Schoenberger 1951: 284-285).
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The artist's adroit rendering of floral, foliate, ornamental, avian, and bovid motifs, however, accords with her earlier etchings, as does her effective illusionism.
72-228), is divided into nine sections according to type of object: sculpture in the round, containers, inlays, combs, jewelry, needles, pins and pegs, "rib-spatulas" (bone tools made on rib bones from large ungulates, mostly bovid, and used in weaving, probably for tapestry work, as discussed by M.
Foot-and-mouth disease is a contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including domestic and wild bovid.
Postcranial elements also pertain to a large bovid and additionally are considered to represent a large Bison, although they are less diagnostic.
The group took data from the literature on bovid leg bones and found that they fit the pattern: mountainous bovids, such as sheep and mountain goats, overall had shorter lower leg bones than their relatives on flat land, such as antelopes and gazelles, even when they lived in the same climates.
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