Accipiters
Accipiter Ac*cip"i*ter, n.; pl. E. {Accipiters}. L. {Accipitres}. [L., hawk.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk. [1913 Webster]


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