plural noun
Ae·​gy·​pi·​i·​dae | \ ˌē-jə-ˈpī-ə-ˌdē \

Definition of Aegypiidae

in some classifications
: a family (order Falconiformes) comprising the Old World vultures all with naked heads and longer wings and smaller tails than the typical eagles

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First Known Use of Aegypiidae

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aegypiidae

New Latin, from Aegypius, type genus (from Greek aigypios vulture) + -idae

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“Aegypiidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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