Mesitornithidae

plural noun
Mes·​it·​or·​nith·​i·​dae | \ -ˌtȯrˈnithəˌdē \

Definition of Mesitornithidae

: a small family (coextensive with the suborder Mesitornithides of the order Gruiformes) of Madagascan birds

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History and Etymology for Mesitornithidae

New Latin, from Mesitornith-, Mesitornis, type genus + -idae

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“Mesitornithidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mesitornithidae. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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