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Any of various hoofed mammals of the family Cervidae, which includes the deer, moose, and elk. Most male cervids grow antlers that are shed each year.

[New Latin Cervidae, family name, from Latin cervus, deer; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) any ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, including the deer, characterized by the presence of antlers
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cervidae
[C19: from New Latin Cervidae, from Latin cervus deer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cervid - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlerscervid - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
antler - deciduous horn of a member of the deer family
scut - a short erect tail
flag - a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
Cervidae, family Cervidae - deer: reindeer; moose or elks; muntjacs; roe deer
pricket - male deer in his second year
fawn - a young deer
Cervus elaphus, red deer, wapiti, American elk, elk - common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
Cervus unicolor, sambar, sambur - a deer of southern Asia with antlers that have three tines
American elk, Cervus elaphus canadensis, wapiti, elk - large North American deer with large much-branched antlers in the male
Cervus nipon, Cervus sika, Japanese deer, sika - small deer of Japan with slightly forked antlers
Odocoileus Virginianus, Virginia deer, white tail, whitetail, whitetail deer, white-tailed deer - common North American deer; tail has a white underside
burro deer, mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus - long-eared deer of western North America with two-pronged antlers
Alces alces, elk, European elk, moose - large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
Dama dama, fallow deer - small Eurasian deer
Capreolus capreolus, roe deer - small graceful deer of Eurasian woodlands having small forked antlers
caribou, Greenland caribou, Rangifer tarandus, reindeer - Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
brocket - small South American deer with unbranched antlers
barking deer, muntjac - small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark
Moschus moschiferus, musk deer - small heavy-limbed upland deer of central Asia; male secretes valued musk
elaphure, Elaphurus davidianus, pere david's deer - large Chinese deer surviving only in domesticated herds
withers - the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals
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Although the origins of CWD are not well understood, it is hypothesized that it arose after either spontaneous mutation of normal cervid PrP into [PrP.
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Found to the rear of the cave on a small vertical limestone niche, the engraved cervid which is probably a stylised reindeer is shown side-on and measures approximately 15 x 11cm.
Found to the rear of the cave on a small vertical limestone niche, the engraved cervid - probably a stylised reindeer - is shown side-on and measures approximately 15 x 11cm.
As we have seen, when Agnon mentions the tsvi at the banquet, he is referring to a cervid, not to the gazelle.