Definition of equid in English:

Share this entry

equid

Pronunciation: /ˈɛkwɪd/

noun

Zoology
A mammal of the horse family (Equidae).
Example sentences
  • It is the closest living relative of the domestic horse, and despite a difference in chromosome number, the two species are the only members of the equid family still capable of producing fertile offspring if interbred.
  • Like all equids, mountain zebras are polygynous.
  • Here I test whether this assumption holds true by analyzing the feeding strategy of various ungulates, particularly equids.

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin Equidae (plural), from Latin equus 'horse'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: equid

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.