horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals
Syn: ↑family Equidae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal family
Member Holonyms: ↑Perissodactyla, ↑order Perissodactyla
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˈekwəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Equus, type genus + -idae
: a family of perissodactyl ungulate mammals consisting of the horses, asses, and zebras and various extinct related animals, all recent members being distinguished from the other existing perissodactyls by their comparatively slender and agile build, hypsodont grinding teeth with the grooves between the ridges filled with cement, reduced ulna and fibula fused with the radius and tibia respectively to form in turn a rigid slender forearm and shank, and especially by the reduction of each foot to a single enlarged functional middle digit upon the tip of which they walk, the other digits being entirely wanting except for rudimentary splint bones of the metapodials of the second and fourth — see equus

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Equidae /ekˈwi-dē/
plural noun
A family of hoofed mammals consisting of the genus Equus (horse, ass and zebra) and various fossil forms
ORIGIN: L equus horse
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eˈquid noun
A member of the family Equidae

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