plural noun
Tet·​ra·​on·​i·​dae | \ ˌte‧trəˈänəˌdē \

Definition of Tetraonidae

: a variously limited family of birds (order Galliformes) that is usually restricted to those grouses which have the tarsi and nostrils feathered

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History and Etymology for Tetraonidae

New Latin, from Tetraon-, Tetrao, type genus + -idae

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“Tetraonidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tetraonidae. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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