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1. Relating to, resembling, or characteristic of deer.
2. Of or belonging to the family Cervidae, which includes the deer, moose, and elk.

[Latin cervīnus, from cervus, deer; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Zoology) resembling or relating to a deer
2. (Colours) of a dark yellowish-brown colour
[C19: from Latin cervīnus, from cervus a deer]


(ˈsɜr vaɪn, -vɪn)

1. deerlike.
2. of deer or the deer family.
[1825–35; < Latin cervīnus=cerv(us) deer + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.cervine - relating to or resembling deer
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Following the attack, Harry goes feral, and begins what appears to some to be a cervine existence of living and foraging in the park.
The 'thrust of thorn' carries traces of the 'honest thrust' of the 'horns' of the poem's deer so that the prickly barb is shadowed by cervine weaponry (VII, 11.
ubiquitum, previously known as the cervine genotype, has been emerging as another major zoonotic species that infects persons.
To which animal species does the adjective cervine apply?
ADJECTIVE ANIMAL cervine civet cat colubrine deer hircine goat larine gull lutrine otter musteline seal ovine sheep phocine snake sciurine squirrel viverrine weasel
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Studies of Genetic Relationships between Bovine, Caprine, Cervine, and Rangiferine Alphaherpesviruses and Improved Molecular Methods for Virus Detection and Identification.
Changes in the relationship between palmate and cervine antlers in moose (Alces alces) in southeastern Norway.
Novel Cryptosporidium genotype in sporadic cryptosporidiosis cases: First report of human infections with a cervine genotype.
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1597), with his division of a buck's body and his use of the testamentary verb bequeath, alludes to the genre of the cervine disposition: 'Divide me like a brib'd buck, each a haunch; I will keep my sides to myself, my shoulders for the fellow of this walk, and my horns I bequeath your husbands' (v.
Ovine, bovine, and cervine frozen brain tissue from prion disease-affected and -unaffected animals were obtained by request from the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratory Agency TSE Archive (AHVLA, Weybridge, UK).