plural noun Ty·ton·i·dae \tīˈtänəˌdē\

Definition of Tytonidae

  1. :  a monotypic family of owls comprising the barn owls and being distinguished by an unnotched sternum and large clavicles fused with it — compare bubonidae, strigidae

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Origin and Etymology of tytonidae

New Latin, from Tyton-, Tyto, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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