plural noun
Tra·​cheo·​pho·​nae | \ ˌtrākēəˈfōˌnē, trəˌkē- \

Definition of Tracheophonae

in former classifications
: a group comprising clamatorial birds with the syrinx thin-walled and tracheal, the syringeal muscles few, and the semirings few and thin and including the families Dendrocolaptidae, Formicariidae, and Conopophagidae

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Other Words from Tracheophonae

tracheophone \ ˈtrākēəˌfōn , trəˈk-​ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Tracheophonae

New Latin, from trache- + Greek phōnē sound, voice

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“Tracheophonae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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