Definition of equid in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɛkwɪd


A mammal of the horse family (Equidae).
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  • 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.


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

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