ossifrage

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noun os·si·frage \ˈä-sə-frij, -ˌfrāj\

Definition of ossifrage

Origin and Etymology of ossifrage

Latin ossifraga, a bird of prey, from feminine of ossifragus bone-breaking, from oss-, os + frangere to break — more at break


First Known Use: 1572

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