Definition of caprine in English:

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caprine

Pronunciation: /ˈkaprīn/

adjective

Relating to or resembling goats.
Example sentences
  • The level of certainty is highest for bovine clones, followed in decreasing order of certainty, by porcine, caprine, and ovine clones.
  • A total of 34 microsatellite primers, polymorphic in their respective species, were selected in this study (30 bovine [Bos taurus], 2 ovine [Ovis aries], and 2 caprine [Capra hircus]).
  • Even my law-and-order father loosens up, providing the appropriate barnyard noises that accompany the singing of Chad Gadya (‘One kid that father bought’ - of the caprine persuasion).

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin caprinus, from caper, capr- 'goat'.

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Syllabification: cap·rine

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