cathartine

adjective
ca·​thar·​tine | \ kəˈthärtˌīn, ˈkathərˌtīn \

Definition of cathartine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

cathartine

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of cathartine (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for cathartine

Adjective

New Latin Cathartes + English -ine

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“Cathartine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cathartine. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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