[ strij-uh-fawrm ]
/ ˈstrɪdʒ əˌfɔrm /
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of, pertaining, or belonging to the order Strigiformes, comprising the owls.
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Origin of strigiform
<New Latin Strigiformes name of the order, equivalent to Latin strig-, stem of strix kind of owl (<Greek stríx) + New Latin -iformes-iformes
Words nearby strigiform
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British Dictionary definitions for strigiform
/ (ˈstrɪdʒɪˌfɔːm) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Strigiformes, an order of birds comprising the owls
Word Origin for strigiform
via New Latin from Latin strix a screech owl
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