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Definition of the noun apodidae
What does apodidae mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Apodidae: family Apodidae
- more generic term: bird family = a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
- member of: Apodiformes / order Apodiformes = swifts
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Apodidae
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Cave 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 ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
Nez Perce Dictionary (1994)
by Haruo Aoki
Sahaptin tixtix "swallow" (Apodidae) (Hunn 1990:323). lawtixtix ...
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 ...
by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
Apodidae (22) ...
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 ...
by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
swift Any of about 75 species (family Apodidae) of birds found almost worldwide. The fastest of small birds, ...
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
Photo credit: Ettore Balocchi
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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