Definition of Cavicorn

1. a. Having hollow horns.



Definition of Cavicorn

1. Adjective. (zoology) Having hollow horns ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) Any animal having hollow horns, but especially any ruminant of the family ''Cavicornia'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cavicorn

1. having hollow horns [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavicorn

cavetti
cavetto
cavettos
cavewoman
cavewomen
caviar
caviar lesion
caviar to the general
caviare
caviares
caviarie
caviaries
caviarlike
caviars
cavicapture
cavicorn (current term)
cavicorns
cavie
cavier
caviers
cavies
cavil
cavilation
cavilations
caviled
caviler
cavilers
caviling
cavilingly
cavilings

Literary usage of Cavicorn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"... or cavicorn Ruminants, it is enclosed, more or less completely, ... the tympano-hyal with a ring of bone in a very suspiciously cavicorn manner. ..."

2. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"... horn-cores placed directly above the eyes as in the modern genus, but low-crowned grinding teeth ; it was the most ancient American cavicorn yet known. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... bases of attachment for horns of still greater extent, like those of the Rhinoceros or of the cavicorn Ruminants, can only be a matter of conjecture. ..."

4. The Ancient Life-history of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1897)
"... to the cavicorn Ruminants. If all these horns had been simple, there would have been no difficulty in considering ..."

5. Science from an Easy Chair: A Second Series by Edwin Ray Lankester (1913)
"... still less any cavicorn or sheath- horned Ruminant so altered, yet it is by no means rare amongst herbivorous mammals to find such rat-like teeth making ..."

6. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"... oft of the horns of the cavicorn Ruminants, is quite a matter of cc and there is much probability in the view entertained by Owen- that some of them ..."

7. The Exploration of the Potter Creek Cave by William John Sinclair (1904)
"The new genus is a member of the cavicorn division of Artiodactyla. It combines characters of several groups. From the Bovinae it is separated by the lack ..."

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