Hesperornithiformes

plural noun
Hes·​per·​or·​nith·​i·​for·​mes | \ ˌhespə(ˌ)rȯrˌnithəˈfȯrˌmēz \

Definition of Hesperornithiformes

: an order of extinct aquatic birds (superorder Odontognathae) including the genus Hesperornis and related Cretaceous forms

History and Etymology for Hesperornithiformes

New Latin, from Hesperornith-, Hesperornis + -iformes

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“Hesperornithiformes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperornithiformes. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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