chevrotain

chevrotain
chevrotain [shev′rə tān΄, shev′rətin]
n.
[Fr chevrotin, orig., fawn during first half year < OFr chevrot, dim. of chèvre, she-goat < L capra, fem. of caper, goat: see CAPRIOLE]
any of a family (Tragulidae) of very small, hornless ruminants of S Asia and W Africa, having a three-chambered stomach; mouse deer

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  • chevrotain — [ ʃəvrɔtɛ̃ ] n. m. • fin XVIIIe ; de chevrot, var. de chevreau ♦ Zool. Petit ruminant sans cornes (tragulidés) des forêts tropicales d Asie et d Afrique. Chevrotain de Malaisie. ⊗ HOM. Chevrotin. ● chevrotain nom masculin (de chevrotin) Petit… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chevrotain — Chev ro*tain , n. [F. chevrotin, OF. chevrot little goat, roe, dim. of chevre goat. See {Chevron}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small ruminant of the family {Tragulid[ae]} a allied to the musk deer. It inhabits Africa and the East Indies. See {Kanchil}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chevrotain — kancil redirects here. For car, see Perodua Kancil. Not to be confused with deer mouse or Chevrotaine. Chevrotains Temporal range: Early Miocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Chevrotain — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Chevrotain, ou chevrotin, désigne en zoologie certains petits mammifères ruminants : Chevrotain désigne certaines espèces de la famille des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chevrotain — /shev reuh tayn , tin/, n. any very small, deerlike ruminant of the family Tragulidae, of Africa, tropical Asia, the Malay Peninsula, etc. Also called mouse deer. [ < F, appar. Buffon s alter. of chevrotin roe deer under the age of six months,… …   Universalium

  • chevrotain — /ˈʃɛvrəteɪn/ (say shevruhtayn), / tən/ (say tuhn) noun (plural chevrotains, chevrotain) any of the very small deer of the family Tragulidae, of Asia and Africa, having long, slender limbs and hairless muzzles; mouse deer. {French, diminutive of… …  

  • Chevrotain Indien — Chevrotain indien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chevrotain Aquatique — Chevrotain aquatique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chevrotain africain — afrikinis elniukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hyemoschus aquaticus angl. African water chevrotain; water chevrotain vok. afrikanisches Hirschferkel; Hirschferkel; Wassermoschustier;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • chevrotain aquatique — afrikinis elniukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hyemoschus aquaticus angl. African water chevrotain; water chevrotain vok. afrikanisches Hirschferkel; Hirschferkel; Wassermoschustier;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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