Definition of Insessores

1. Noun. A bird with feet adapted for perching (as on tree branches); this order is now generally abandoned by taxonomists.

Exact synonyms: Order Insessores, Percher, Perching Bird
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Derivative terms: Perch



Definition of Insessores

1. n. pl. An order of birds, formerly established to include the perching birds, but now generally regarded as an artificial group.

Medical Definition of Insessores

1. An order of birds, formerly established to include the perching birds, but now generally regarded as an artificial group. Origin: NL, fr. L. Insessor, lit, one who sits down, fr. Incidere. See Insession. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insessores

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insessores (current term)
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inshallah
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insheath

Literary usage of Insessores

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1. Elements of Zoölogy: A Textbook by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"THE name Passeres comes from the Latin passer, & sparrow; and the name insessores from the Latin in- sideo, to perch. The latter of these names is used by ..."

2. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"THE Order of insessores embraces far more species than any other in the whole class of birds, and those which in many cases seem widely different from one ..."

3. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1862)
"The insessores, or perching birds, comprise all birds not included among the swimming or wading ... The insessores differ from all birds, except Raptores, ..."

4. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"THE Order of insessores embraces far more species than any other in the whole class of birds, and those which in many cases seem widely different from one ..."

5. Handbook to the Birds of Australia by John Gould (1865)
"Order insessores. If the Raptores inhabiting Australia are few in number, such is not the case with those next in succession—the ..."

6. Zoology: A Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits, Instincts by William Benjamin Carpenter (1848)
"insessores. 384. The group of Perching Birds, included in this order, is the most numerous and the most varied in the whole class. It comprehends all those ..."

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