Tracheophonae

plural noun

Tra·​cheo·​pho·​nae
ˌtrākēəˈfōˌnē,
trəˌkē-
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
tracheophone
ˈtrākēəˌfōn
trəˈk-
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Tracheophonae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tracheophonae. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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