gruiform

[ groo-uh-fawrm ]
/ ˈgru əˌfɔrm /

adjective Ornithology.

of or relating to birds of the order Gruiformes, including cranes, rails, and coots.

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Origin of gruiform

1895–1900; <New Latin gruiformis, singular of Gruiformes, equivalent to Gru-, stem of Grus a genus of the order (Latin grūscrane) + -iformes-iformes
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