mouse deer


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mouse deer:

see chevrotainchevrotain
, name for several species of small, ruminant mammals of Africa and SE Asia. Although they are also called mouse deer, chevrotains are not closely related to true deer, and are classified in a family of their own.
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mouse deer

[′mau̇s ‚dir]
(vertebrate zoology)
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