Dictionary > Reindeer

Reindeer

reindeer
(Science: zoology) Any ruminant of the genus Rangifer, of the deer family, found in the colder parts of both the Eastern and western hemispheres, and having long irregularly branched antlers, with the brow tines palmate.
The common European species (R. Tarandus) is domesticated in Lapland. The woodland reindeer or caribou (R. Caribou) is found in canada and Maine (see Caribou) The barren ground reindeer or caribou (R. Groelandicus), of smaller size, is found on the shores of the arctic ocean, in both hemispheries.
(Science: botany) Reindeer moss, a name sometimes given to a part of the paleolithic era when the reindeer was common over Central Europe.
Origin: Icel. Hreinn reindeer – E. Deer. Icel. Hreinn is of Lapp or Finnish origin; cf. Lappish reino pasturage Formerly written also raindeer, and ranedeer.


You will also like...

Human Neurology
Human Neurology

Human Neurology deals essentially with the nervous system of humans. It also features the various theories put forward b..

Sugar Homeostasis
Sugar Homeostasis

The blood sugar level is regulated by two hormones. The mechanism behind this type of negative feedback control is descr..

Physical growth
Physical Development in Humans

This tutorial elaborates on the physical development of humans, particularly from puberty to adulthood. Read this tutori..

Direct and indirect physiologic effects of growth hormone
Animal Growth Hormones

Hormones are produced in the endocrine glands of animals. The pituitary gland and hypothalamus are the most impor..

DNA carries genes coding for proteins
Genetic Information and Protein Synthesis

Genes are expressed through the process of protein synthesis. This elaborate tutorial provides an in-depth review of the..

Consciousness and behavior
Consciousness and Behavior

Human consciousness and behavior are an interesting topic since they are determined and controlled by the brain. Conscio..