Piciform
Piciform Pi"ci*form (p[imac]"s[i^]*f[^o]rm), a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Piciformes. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • piciform — 1) of the form or shape of a woodpecker Shapes and Resemblance 2) of the nature of or resembling pitch Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • piciform — pic·i·form …   English syllables

  • piciform —   a. like a woodpecker.    ♦ picine, a. pertaining to woodpeckers …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • piciform — ˈpisəˌfȯrm, ˈpīs adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin piciformis, from Latin picus woodpecker + iformis iform 1. : like a woodpecker 2. [New Latin Piciformes] : of or relating to the Piciformes …   Useful english dictionary

  • piciform bird — noun any of numerous nonpasserine insectivorous climbing birds usually having strong bills for boring wood • Hypernyms: ↑bird • Hyponyms: ↑woodpecker, ↑peckerwood, ↑pecker, ↑barbet, ↑puffbird, ↑honey guide …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Neanis — Temporal range: Early Eocene Conservation status Fossil Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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