Definition of Accipitrine

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks).

Partainyms: Accipiter



Definition of Accipitrine

1. a. Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.

Definition of Accipitrine

1. Noun. A hawk or a hawk like bird. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: zoology ornithology) Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accipitrine

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Accipitrine

1. Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike. Origin: Cf. F. Accipitrin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accipitrine

accidious
accinge
accinged
accinges
accinging
accipenser
accipients
accipitaries
accipitary
accipiter
accipiters
accipitral
accipitraries
accipitrary
accipitres
accipitrine (current term)
accipitrines
accismus
accite
accited
accites
acciting
acclaim
acclaimable
acclaimed
acclaimer
acclaimers
acclaiming
acclaims
acclamate

Literary usage of Accipitrine

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1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1895)
"accipitrine birds may be thus divided into three families :— a. ... The Osprey differs from all other accipitrine birds in having the outer toe reversible, ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"Of the general mass of accipitrine Birds, which have only a slight membrane connecting the outer and middle toes at the base, we have four Sub-families ..."

3. American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, Robert Jameson, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington (1831)
"We therefore find several eminent naturalists classing this genus of birds with the accipitrine, others with the pies. Like the voL. II. ..."

4. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"In its mode of capturing prey the Great Skua is almost accipitrine in its habits, and lives chiefly upon the toil of the smaller Gulls, which it follows ..."

5. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1840)
"... Mr. Owen finds the Hunterian specimen to bear the greatest number of correspondencies to the skeletons of the accipitrine species, and closest with the ..."

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