Definition of Ratites

1. Noun. (plural of ratite) ¹



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Definition of Ratites

1. ratite [n] - See also: ratite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratites

rationalness
rationalnesses
rationals
rationed
rationer
rationers
rationes decidendi
rationing
rationings
rations
ratios
ratitae
ratitate
ratite
ratite bird
ratites (current term)
ratless
ratlike
ratlin
ratline
ratlines
ratling
ratlings
ratlins
rato
ratoo
ratoon
ratooned
ratooner
ratooners

Literary usage of Ratites

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1. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"... gave rise to the carinate birds is, in the writer's judgment, entirely untenable: first, because an examination of the skulls of various ratites and ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"Secondly, and of greater importance, the patella, which, small and double in the Ostrich, is rudimentary or absent altogether in the other ratites, ..."

3. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"... big ratites (te, cursorial birds) are known, which can only have originated from badly-flying ground-birds, whereas in more modern times the ratites are ..."

4. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"... for even from the Eocene formation in most parts of the world numerous big ratites (ie, cursorial birds) are known, which can only have originated from ..."

5. A Text-book of Zoogeography by Frank Evers Beddard (1895)
"Some of these birds were actually the largest known forms of ratites. It appears from certain roughnesses on the bones of the skull that some species bore ..."

6. A Geographical History of Mammals by Richard Lydekker (1896)
"Apart from these, the earliest known ratites are ... Moreover, it is now tolerably certain that the true ratites have originated from flying birds, ..."

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