Struthionidae

plural noun
Stru·​thi·​on·​i·​dae

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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History and Etymology for Struthionidae

New Latin, from Struthion-, Struthio, type genus + -idae

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“Struthionidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Struthionidae. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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