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avian

[ey-vee-uh n]
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  1. of or relating to birds.
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Origin of avian

First recorded in 1865–70; avi- + -an
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Related Words for avian

floating, aerial, soaring, express, mobile, fleet, drifting, gliding, waving, streaming, flapping, winging, mercurial, speedy, aeronautical, airborne, avian, volant, volar

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British Dictionary definitions for avian

avian

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a bird
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Word Origin for avian

C19: from Latin avis bird
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Word Origin and History for avian

adj.

"pertaining to birds," 1870, from Latin avis "bird" (see aviary) + -an.

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avian in Medicine

avian

vē-ən)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of birds.
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avian in Science

avian

vē-ən]
  1. Relating to birds.
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