Definition of Accipiter

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Accipitridae.




Definition of Accipiter

1. n. A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores.

Definition of Accipiter

1. Noun. (context: biology zoology ornithology) Any hawk of the genus Accipiter. ¹

2. Noun. (context: medical surgery) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accipiter

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Medical Definition of Accipiter

1. Origin: L, hawk. 1. A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. 2. A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accipiter

accidents of birth
accidents waiting to happen
accidia
accidias
accidie
accidies
accidious
accinge
accinged
accinges
accinging
accipenser
accipients
accipitaries
accipitary
accipiter (current term)
accipiters
accipitral
accipitraries
accipitrary
accipitres
accipitrine
accipitrines
accismus
accite
accited
accites
acciting
acclaim
acclaimable

Literary usage of Accipiter

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1894)
""I would say that to the best of my recollection I have never seen nor heard of a specimen of accipiter cooperi in which the tarsal scutella were fused. ..."

2. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"Pandion carolinensis of authors generally.—Pandion americanus, Vieill.—Pandion haliaetus, Rich.—accipiter piscatorius, Catesby, 1754. Fi>. 76. ..."

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