Peristeropodes

plural noun
Pe·​ris·​te·​rop·​o·​des

Definition of Peristeropodes

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

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Other Words from Peristeropodes

peristeropodous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗dəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Peristeropodes

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

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“Peristeropodes.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Peristeropodes. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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