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ornithic

[awr-nith-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to birds.

Origin of ornithic

1850–55; < Greek ornīthikós birdlike, equivalent to ornīth- ornith- + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for ornithic

Historical Examples

  • But the Australian region is also remarkable for its ornithic singularity.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7

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  • But the immense size of some of these footprints served to militate for a time against belief in their ornithic origin.

  • His opinion as to the ornithic character of the remains was afterwards confirmed by Professor Owen.


British Dictionary definitions for ornithic

ornithic

adjective
  1. of or relating to birds or a bird fauna

Word Origin

C19: from Greek ornithikos, from ornis bird
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