Passeriform Pas*ser"i*form, a. (Zo["o]l.) Like or belonging to the Passeres. [1913 Webster]

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  • passeriform — /pas euhr euh fawrm , peuh ser euh /, adj. of or pertaining to the order Passeriformes; passerine. [ < NL Passeriformes, equiv. to L passer sparrow + iformes IFORMES] * * * ▪ bird Introduction also called  passerine  or  perching bird     any… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • passeriform — adjective Of or pertaining to a sparrow; sparrow like; bird like. See Also: passerine …   Wiktionary

  • passeriform — pas·ser·i·form …   English syllables

  • passeriform — /ˈpæsərəfɔm/ (say pasuhruhfawm) adjective belonging or relating to the avian order Passeriformes; passerine. {Latin passer sparrow (considered as a typical perching bird) + i 1 + form} …   Australian English dictionary

  • passeriform bird — noun perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless • Syn: ↑passerine • Derivationally related forms: ↑passerine (for:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Passerine — Taxobox name = Passerines fossil range = Early Eocene (Wangerripian) to Recent image width = 250px image caption = House Sparrow ( Passer domesticus ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes infraclassis =… …   Wikipedia

  • coraciiform — [kôr΄ə sī′ə fôrm΄] adj. 〚< ModL Coracii, name of the suborder < Gr korax,RAVEN1 + FORM〛 of or belonging to an order (Coraciiformes) of birds with a strong, sharp bill, fused front toes, and usually bright coloration, as the kingfishers, bee… …   Universalium

  • piciform — [pi′sə fôrm΄] adj. of, or having the nature of, an order (Piciformes) of birds, including woodpeckers and toucans, having two front and two hind toes for clinging to vertical surfaces * * * ▪ bird Introduction  any member of the group of birds… …   Universalium

  • List of fossil birds — Birds are generally believed to have evolved from certain feathered theropod dinosaurs, and there is no real dividing line between birds and dinosaurs, except of course that some of the former survived the Cretaceous Tertiary extinction event… …   Wikipedia

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