Stereornithes

plural noun Stere·or·ni·thes \ˌsterēˈȯrnəˌthēz, ˌstir-, -ˌȯrˈnī(ˌ)thēz\

Definition of Stereornithes

in former classifications

  1. :  an artificial or a composite order of very large Miocene Patagonian birds believed to be ratite and mostly included in the order Gruiformes

stereornithic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of stereornithes

New Latin, from stere- + -ornithes


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