Balaenicipites

plural noun Ba·lae·ni·cip·i·tes \bəˌlēnəˈsipəˌtēz\

Definition of Balaenicipites

  1. :  a suborder of Ciconiiformes constituted by the shoebill

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Origin and Etymology of balaenicipites

New Latin, from Balaenicip-, Balaeniceps, genus of Ciconiiformes (from Latin balaena whale + New Latin -cip-, -ceps, from Latin caput head) + -ites -ite — more at head


First Known Use: circa 1934


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