noun Zoology.
any member of the deer family, Cervidae, comprising deer, caribou, elk, and moose, characterized by the bearing of antlers in the male or in both sexes.

1885–90; < Neo-Latin Cervidae, equivalent to Cerv(us) a genus of the family (Latin: stag, deer) + -idae -id2

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cervid (ˈsɜːvɪd)
1.  any ruminant mammal of the family Cervidae, including the deer, characterized by the presence of antlers
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Cervidae
[C19: from New Latin Cervidae, from Latin cervus deer]

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cervid   (sûr'vĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various hoofed mammals of the family Cervidae, which includes the deer and elk. Male cervids typically grow antlers that are shed yearly.
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