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ornitho-

1.
a combining form meaning “bird,” used in the formation of compound words:
ornithology.
Also, especially before a vowel, ornith-.
Origin
combining form representing Greek ornīth- (stem of órnīs) bird
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British Dictionary definitions for ornitho-

ornitho-

combining form
1.
bird or birds ornithology, ornithomancy, ornithopter, ornithoscopy, ornithosis
Word Origin
from Greek ornis, ornith- bird
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Word Origin and History for ornitho-
ornitho-
from Gk., comb. form of ornis (gen. ornithos) "bird" (but in Attic, generally "domestic fowl"), from PIE *or- "large bird" (see erne).
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