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 (ĕk′wĭd, ē′kwĭd)
Any of various mammals of the family Equidae, having a single hoofed digit on each foot, and including the horses, asses, and zebras.

[From New Latin Equidae, family name, from Latin equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]


(Animals) any animal of the horse family
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neckequid - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal - placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
Equidae, family Equidae - horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
mule - hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
hinny - hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile; "a hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule"
zebra - any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
Equus quagga, quagga - mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
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A survey of equid mitochondrial DNA: Implications for the evolution, genetic diversity and conservation of Equus.
The onager is an Asiatic wild ass and belongs to the equid family of hoofed animals, once found in abundance across the deserts of Mongolia, China and Iran.
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In vitro assessment of the antiviral potential of transcinnamic acid, quercetin and morin against equid herpesvirus 1.
Chapter 3, "The Donkey in Near Eastern Archaeology," presents most of the evidence available for equid burials, focusing, whenever possible, on donkey remains.
However, he wanted to expand the outreach effort by visiting other countries, speaking with more third-world equid doctors and starting a movement to inform veterinarians about the plight of the world's working equids, most of which work under terrible conditions but are vital to the family's survival in these countries.
The Mission Pit locality (SDSM V5314), near Mission, South Dakota, has produced a large collection of equid teeth obtained from the Miocene Ash Hollow (=Thin Elk) Formation.
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For example, a thoroughbred is a type of a horse, which is an equid, which is a mammal and so on.