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
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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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Adjective

New Latin Cathartes + English -ine

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