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ornithic

[ awr-nith-ik ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to birds.


ornithic

/ ɔːˈnɪθɪk /

adjective

  1. of or relating to birds or a bird fauna


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ornithic1

1850–55; < Greek ornīthikós birdlike, equivalent to ornīth- ornith- + -ikos -ic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ornithic1

C19: from Greek ornithikos, from ornis bird
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Example Sentences

Ornithodel′phian (also n.), Ornithodel′phic, Ornithodel′phous; Or′nithoid, somewhat ornithic.

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

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

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

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