Definition of Equidae
1. Noun. Horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Order Perissodactyla, Perissodactyla
Member holonyms: Equus, Genus Equus, Equid, Equine, Genus Hyracotherium, Hyracotherium, Genus Mesohippus, Genus Protohippus, Female Horse, Mare
Medical Definition of Equidae
1. A family of hoofed mammals consisting of horses, asses, donkeys, and zebras. Members of this family are strict herbivores and can be classified as either browsers or grazers depending on how they feed. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Equidae
Literary usage of Equidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ethnology by Augustus Henry Keane (1896)
"... teachings—Comparative Diagrams of Pleistocene Hominidae and equidae—Broad stages of physical evolution from a postulated Anthropoid Miocene precursor. ..."
2. The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse by William Ridgeway (1905)
"THE EXISTING equidae. Hark ! I hear horses. Macbeth, in. 8. THE early ancestors of the horse which first crossed from the western hemisphere into Asia have ..."
3. The White River Badlands by Cleophas Cisney O'Harra (1920)
"equidae Of all the fossils of the White River badlands perhaps none have elicited more genuine interest than those of the equidae, or horse family. ..."
4. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1888)
"All equidae are gregarious, the units of the herds being family groups of eight to ten, and the size of the full herd being determined by plentifulness of ..."
5. Geologisches Zentralblatt (1908)
"In this paper is given a chronological table of all the proposed genera and species of the equidae reported from North America ..."