: a genus of Old World vultures characterized by horizontal nostrils and containing the Egyptian vulture

Word History


New Latin, from Greek Neophrōn, man transformed into a vulture in the Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis, 2d century a.d. Greek writer of narrative prose

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“Neophron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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