Neophron

noun Ne·o·phron \ˈnēəˌfrän\

Definition of Neophron

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

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Origin and Etymology of neophron

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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