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  • noun zoology Any member of the Accipitridae.


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  • That makes it one of the most basal members of the whole of the accipitrid radiation.

    Archive 2006-05-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • He or she might say accipitrid to indicate membership in the family Accipitridae, but accipitrine in this context would refer only to one of the accipitrid subfamilies -- the Accipitrinae (the "true" hawks and eagles).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 3 1977


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