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cathartine

adjective ca·thar·tine \ kəˈthärtˌīn , ˈkathərˌtīn \

Definition of cathartine

: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 \ " \

Definition of cathartine

plural -s
:a bird of the genus Cathartes; broadly :a vulture or vulturelike member of the family Cathartidae

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