Steatornis

noun Ste·a·tor·nis \ˌstēəˈtȯrnə̇s\

Definition of Steatornis

  1. :  a genus (coextensive with the family Steatornithidae) consisting of the oilbird — see steatornithes

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Origin and Etymology of steatornis

New Latin Steatornith-, Steatornis, from steat- + -ornith-, -ornis


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