Archaeornithes

noun
primitive reptile-like fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous
Hypernyms: ↑class
Member Holonyms: ↑Aves, ↑class Aves

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\\-ˈȯrnəˌthēz, -ˌȯrˈnī(ˌ)thēz\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from archae- + -ornithes
: a subclass of Aves comprising the earliest and most primitive of fossil birds, retaining distinctive reptilian characters, and including the two genera Archaeornis and Archaeopteryx

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Archaeornithes /är-ki-örˈni-thēz/
plural noun
A subclass of primitive reptile-like fossil birds, the Saururae, including the archaeopteryx and similar birds
ORIGIN:archaeo- and Gr ornithes, pl of ornīs, ornīthos bird

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  • Archaeornithes — n. 1. 1 a subclass of primitive reptilelike fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous. Syn: subclass Archaeornithes [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Archaeornithes — Archaeornithes, Unterklasse der ⇒ Aves mit Archaeopteryx. Alle anderen Vögel sind Neornithes …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

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  • subclass Archaeornithes — noun primitive reptile like fossil birds of the Jurassic or early Cretaceous • Syn: ↑Archaeornithes • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Aves, ↑class Aves • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • genus Ibero-mesornis — noun a genus of fossil bird of the subclass Archaeornithes • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Archaeornithes, ↑subclass Archaeornithes • Member Meronyms: ↑Ibero mesornis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aves — noun (ornithology) the class of birds • Syn: ↑class Aves • Topics: ↑ornithology • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Vertebrata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • class Aves — noun (ornithology) the class of birds • Syn: ↑Aves • Topics: ↑ornithology • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Vertebrata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Archaeopteryx — noun a genus of fossil birds • Syn: ↑genus Archeopteryx • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Archaeornithes, ↑subclass Archaeornithes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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