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gruiform

[groo-uh-fawrm] /ˈgru əˌfɔrm/
adjective, Ornithology
1.
of or relating to birds of the order Gruiformes, including cranes, rails, and coots.
Origin of gruiform
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin gruiformis, singular of Gruiformes, equivalent to Gru-, stem of Grus a genus of the order (Latin grūs crane) + -iformes -iformes
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