plural noun Rhy·noch·e·ti \rīˈnäkəˌtē\

Definition of Rhynocheti

  1. :  a suborder of Gruiformes comprising the kagus

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Origin and Etymology of rhynocheti

New Latin, from Rhynochetos, Rhinochetus, genus of kagus, from rhyn-, rhin- (from Greek rhin-, rhis nose) + -ochetos, -ochetus (from Greek ochetos channel, duct, means of carriage); akin to Greek ochos carriage — more at rhin-, way

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a brief usually trivial fact

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