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taxonomic synonym of triopidae


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plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 28 May. 2024.

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