Palaeognathae

plural noun Palae·og·na·thae \ˌpālēˈägnəˌthē, ˌpal-\

Definition of Palaeognathae

in some especially former classifications

  1. :  a superorder of the subclass Neornithes comprising birds with a primitive reptilian type of palate that are now usually included in Neognathae

palaeognathic

or

palaeognathous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of palaeognathae

New Latin, from pale- + -gnathae


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