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

Definition of Mesitornithidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of mesitornithidae

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

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