-iformes

-iformes
a combining form used in taxonomic names of animals, esp. orders of birds and fish, meaning "having the form of": Beryciformes; Passeriformes.
[ < NL, pl. of -iformis; see -I-, -FORM]

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  • strigiform — /strij euh fawrm /, adj. of, pertaining, or belonging to the order Strigiformes, comprising the owls. [ < NL Strigiformes name of the order, equiv. to L strig , s. of strix kind of owl ( < Gk stríx) + NL iformes IFORMES] * * *  any member of the… …   Universalium

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  • passeriform — ˈpasərəˌfȯrm, pəˈserəˌ adjective Etymology: New Latin Passeriformes : of or relating to the Passeriformes : passerine * * * /pas euhr euh fawrm , peuh ser euh /, adj. of or pertaining to the order Passeriformes; passerine. [ < NL… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strigiform — /strij euh fawrm /, adj. of, pertaining, or belonging to the order Strigiformes, comprising the owls. [ < NL Strigiformes name of the order, equiv. to L strig , s. of strix kind of owl ( < Gk stríx) + NL iformes IFORMES] * * * strigˈiform… …   Useful english dictionary

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