cavicorn

cavicorn

[kav-i-kawrn]
adjective Zoology.
hollow-horned, as the ruminants with true horns, as distinguished from bony antlers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin cavicornis hollow-horned, equivalent to cavi- (combining form of Latin cavus hollow) + cornis (Latin corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix)

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cavicorn (ˈkævɪˌkɔːn)
 
adj
(of sheep, goats, etc) having hollow horns as distinct from the solid antlers of deer
 
[C19: from Latin cavus hollow + cornū horn]

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