plural noun
Ster·​co·​ra·​rii·​dae | \ ˌstərkərəˈrīəˌdē \

Definition of Stercorariidae

: a family of long-winged sea birds (suborder Lari) comprising the jaegers and skuas and being sometimes ranked as a subfamily of Laridae

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History and Etymology for Stercorariidae

New Latin, from Stercorarius, type genus (from Latin stercorarius stercoral, from stercor-, stercus excrement + -arius -ary) + New Latin -idae

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“Stercorariidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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