plural noun, often capitalized
al·​tri·​ces | \ al‧ˈtrī(ˌ)sēz \

Definition of altrices

: altricial birds

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First Known Use of altrices

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for altrices

Latin, plural of altric-, altrix female nourisher, from altor male nourisher (from altus, past participle of alere to nourish + -or -or) + -ic-, -ix -trix

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“Altrices.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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