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

Definition of altrices

  1. :  altricial birds

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at old

First Known Use: 1851

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to cast off or become cast off

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