Peristeropodes

plural noun Pe·ris·te·rop·o·des

Definition of Peristeropodes

in former classifications

  1. :  a group of birds comprising the curassows and megapodes and having feet with the hind toe inserted low down (as in pigeons)

peristeropodous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of peristeropodes

New Latin, from peristero- (from Greek peristera dove, pigeon) + -podes (from Greek pod-, pous foot) — more at foot


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