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  1. of or relating to birds.
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Origin of ornithic

1850–55; < Greek ornīthikós birdlike, equivalent to ornīth- ornith- + -ikos -ic
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Historical Examples of ornithic

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

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


  • 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


  1. of or relating to birds or a bird fauna
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Word Origin for ornithic

C19: from Greek ornithikos, from ornis bird
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