- of or relating to birds.
Origin of avian
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Examples from the Web for avian
“Vicious pecking, avian hysteria, mysterious deaths, and even cannibalism” are the results, he writes.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
You were commended after the avian flu pandemic for your ability to forge such close friendships with international leaders.Meet America’s New Top Ebola Fighter
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These men are like avian pied pipers" who lure problem birds out of the trees and "send them spiraling over the sloughs.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
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This is a worrisome phenomenon, especially as major health threats like avian and swine flu grow in importance.U.S. Debunks Autism Myth
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Now comes the perfect storm of avian, swine, and human flu, just in time for a national health plan.Obama as Muhammad Ali
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The field of avian ecology in Micronesia has barely been scratched.
The Marshall Islands have received no avian components from Melanesia.
All the colours of the rainbow appear in our avian population.Glimpses of Indian Birds
This condition represents the last stage in the evolution of the Avian wing.Birds in Flight
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Your mind, what there is of it, is whirling with avian expectations.The Wonderful Visit
Herbert George Wells
- of, relating to, or resembling a bird
C19: from Latin avis bird
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Word Origin and History for avian
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- Of, relating to, or characteristic of birds.
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- Relating to birds.
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