Apod·​i·​dae | \ əˈpädəˌdē \

Definition of Apodidae

 (Entry 1 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of triopidae


plural noun
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Definition of Apodidae (Entry 2 of 2)

: a widely distributed family of birds (order Apodiformes) comprising the swifts and having flat skulls and all toes pointing forward but being swallowlike in appearance and behavior

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History and Etymology for Apodidae

New Latin, from Apod-, Apus (synonym of Triops), type genus + -idae

Plural noun

New Latin, from Apod-, Apus, type genus + -idae

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“Apodidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apodidae. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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