plural noun Ne·og·na·thae \nēˈägnəˌthē\

Definition of Neognathae

  1. :  a superorder of Neornithes that includes most existing birds and that is characterized by reduction of the median bones of the palate — see palaeognathae


\¦nēˌäg¦nathik\ adjective


\(ˈ)nē¦ägnəthəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of neognathae

New Latin, from ne- + -gnathae

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to cast off or become cast off

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