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Definition of the noun apodidae

What does apodidae mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes

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Google previewCave Biology (2009)

Life in Darkness by Aldemaro Romero Díaz

Family Apodidae (swiftlets) The Apodidae is a family with about 100 species, of which 30 species in four genera have been reported in caves. These are small birds with narrow wings for fast flight, and a small beak with bristles to aid in ...

Google previewBirds of Southern California's Deep Canyon (1983)

by Wesley W. Weathers, Debra Weathers

Apodidae is a Latinized form of Greek meaning "footless." It is formed from the prefix a, "without," and pons, "foot." The name is entirely appropriate, because swifts have remarkably small feet and very short legs. Normally they do not land on ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

See APODIDAE. Apus horus ( horus swift) See APODIDAE. aqueous humour A transparent liquid that fills the anterior and posterior chambers of the vertebrate *eye and the anterior chamber of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

Small to moderate-sized, highly aerial, insectivorous bird distributed throughout the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa (family Apodidae, order Apodi- formes). The crested swifts of Southeast Asia are placed in a separate family, the Hemiprocnidae ...

Google previewNez Perce Dictionary (1994)

by Haruo Aoki

Sahaptin tixtix "swallow" (Apodidae) (Hunn 1990:323). lawtixtix ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

COMMON SWIFT class Aves order Apodiformes family Apodidae GENUS AND SPECIES ApUS apuS WEIGHT W-lfc OS. (39-45 g) LENGTH Head to tail: Vho- Vho in. (16-17 cm) DISTINCTIVE FEATURES Dark brown upperparts and ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Apodidae (22) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York State (2005)

by Peter R. Eisenstadt, Laura-Eve Moss

Scolopacidae Laridae Alcidae Psittacidae Cuculidae Tytonidae Strigidae Caprimulgidae Columbidae Apodidae Trochilidae Alcedinidae Picidae Tyrannidae Laniidae Vireonidae Corvidae Alaudidae Hirundinidae Paridae Sittidae Certhiidae ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

swift Any of about 75 species (family Apodidae) of birds found almost worldwide. The fastest of small birds, ...

Google previewWebster's II New Riverside Desk Dictionary (1995)

For Home, School, Office by Daniel Webster

Any of several dark-colored birds of the family Apodidae, with long, slender wings. -«wift'ly adv. -swift' ness n. Swift, lonathan.

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Apodidae - Hirundo rustica - Swallow

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Scrabble value of A1P3O1D2I1D2A1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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