Definition of Kanchil

1. Noun. Small chevrotain of southeastern Asia.

Exact synonyms: Tragulus Kanchil
Generic synonyms: Chevrotain, Mouse Deer
Group relationships: Genus Tragulus, Tragulus



Definition of Kanchil

1. n. A small chevrotain of the genus Tragulus, esp. T. pygmæus, or T. kanchil, inhabiting Java, Sumatra, and adjacent islands; a deerlet. It is noted for its agility and cunning.

Definition of Kanchil

1. Noun. (zoology) A small, agile chevrotain of the genus ''Tragulus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Kanchil

1. A small chevrotain of the genus Tragulus, especially. T. Pygmaeus, or T. Kanchil, inhabiting Java, Sumatra, and adjacent islands; a deerlet. It is noted for its agility and cunning. Origin: Malay canchil. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kanchil

kanaf
kanaka
kanakas
kanamycin
kanamycin - alpha-hydroxy-gamma-aminobutyl acylase
kanamycin kinase
kanamycin nucleotidyltransferase
kanamycin resistance
kanamycin sulfate
kanamycins
kanas
kanat
kanats
kanban
kanbans
kanchil (current term)
kanchils
kand
kandake
kandakes
kandies
kane
kaneh
kanehs
kanemite
kanes
kang
kanga
kangaroo
kangaroo's-foot

Literary usage of Kanchil

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

1. Sketches in Natural History: History of the Mammalia by Charles Knight (1849)
"It is said to be inferior to the kanchil in speed, activity, ... The kanchil is lighter in form and more spirited than the napu, and considerably smaller. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1904)
"Crown dull brown, distinctly not as dark as in T. kanchil, and with most of the hairs noticeably annulated. Throat markings normal, the transverse dark ..."

3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"In Mos- thus the hindermost molar is in a line with the middle of the orbit ; in Tragulus пари and T. kanchil it extends to the posterior hird ; but in T. ..."

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