accipitrine


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ac·cip·i·ter

 (ăk-sĭp′ĭ-tər)
n.
A hawk of the genus Accipiter, characterized by short wings and a long tail.

[Latin, hawk; see ōku- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cip′i·trine′ (-trīn′, -trĭn) adj.

accipitrine

(ækˈsɪpɪˌtraɪn; -trɪn)
adj
1. Also: accipitral of, relating to, or resembling a hawk; rapacious
2. (Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the subfamily Accipitrinae, which includes the hawks
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Adj.1.accipitrine - of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks)accipitrine - of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks)
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Falcons and accipitrine hawks are uncommon in western Alaska during autumn, at least along the coast of the YKD (Handel and Gill, 1992; Lindstram et al.
Most of the unidentified accipitrine bones listed by Miller (1931) were major limb and shoulder girdle bones which have subsequently been identified.
Their senses are finely tuned to an accipitrine world, finding private meaning as does the falcon in bird calls.