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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a goat.
2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an ungulate mammal of the subfamily Caprinae, including goats, sheep, and ibex.
[Latin caprīnus, from caper, capr-, goat.]
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of or resembling a goat
[C17: from Latin caprīnus, from caper goat]
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cap•rine(ˈkæp raɪn, -rɪn)
of or pertaining to goats.
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|Adj.||1.||caprine - being or pertaining to or resembling a goat or goats; "caprine creatures"; "a caprine strain of virus"; "a caprine voice"|
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