macrochires

Macrochires

Mac`ro*chi"res\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr.? long + ? hand.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of birds including the swifts and humming birds. So called from the length of the distal part of the wing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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