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cathartine

adjective ca·thar·tine \kəˈthärtˌīn, ˈkathərˌtīn\

Definition of cathartine

  1. :  of or relating to the genus Cathartes or to the typical vultures the distinctive features of the cathartine head — compare accipitrine, buteonine

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Origin and Etymology of cathartine

New Latin Cathartes + English -ine


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cathartine

noun ca·thar·tine \"\

Definition of cathartine

plural

-s

  1. :  a bird of the genus Cathartes; broadly :  a vulture or vulturelike member of the family Cathartidae

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