Definition of Struthionidae
: a family of ratite birds (order Struthioniformes) comprising the African ostriches or made coextensive with the order or in former classifications including also the rheas and various other ratite birds
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Origin and Etymology of struthionidae
New Latin, from Struthion-, Struthio, type genus + -idae
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