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antelope

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Hollow-horned, speedy ruminant found throughout the Old World except in Madagascar, Malaysia and Australasia; most antelopes occur in Africa. They range in size from that of a rabbit to...

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cattle

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The domesticated form of the aurochs (Bos primigenius) that was probably tamed in a number of different places independently, defined as Bos taurus but probably the same...

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cellulose

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n. a carbohydrate consisting of linked glucose units. It is an important constituent of plant cell walls. Cellulose cannot be digested by humans and is a component of dietary...

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chamois

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Nimble, goat-like ruminant that lives in mountain ranges of Europe and w Asia. It has coarse, reddish-brown fur with a black tail and horns. Its skin is made into chamois ...

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deer

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The familiar ruminant, swift-footed animal of European forests (Cervidae) has long played an important role in the Celtic imagination, especially the male of the species, the mighty horned...

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foot and mouth disease

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(FMD)

A severe disease that affects ungulateruminant animals, particularly cattle, and is spread by a virus. Symptoms include fever, blisters, and damage to the animal's mouth and...

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goat

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Ruminant, Capra spp.; young is kid. A 100‐g serving is a source of Se; a good source of Cu, Fe, Zn, niacin; a rich source of vitamin B2, B12.

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herbivore

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An animal that eats vegetation, especially any of the plant-eating mammals, such as ungulates (cows, horses, etc.). Herbivores are characterized by having teeth adapted for grinding plants...

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musk ox

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Large, wild, shaggy ruminant, related to oxen and goats, native to n Canada and Greenland. Its brown fur reaches almost to the ground, and its down-pointing, recurved horns form a ...

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trans-fatty acid

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Any fatty acid that contains ethylenic bonds in the E configuration (i.e. trans). They can occur as the result of biohydrogenation in ruminant animals (cows, sheep, and goats) or during ...

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