rasorial

rasorial

[ruh-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr-]
adjective
1.
given to scratching the ground for food, as chickens; gallinaceous.
2.
pertaining to a bird's foot adapted for scratching.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Rasor(es) former name of the order, Late Latin rāsorēs, plural of rāsor scratcher (Latin rād(ere) to scrape, scratch + -tor -tor, with dt > s; cf. raze) + -ial

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rasorial (rəˈsɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
(of birds such as domestic poultry) adapted for scratching the ground for food
 
[C19: from New Latin Rasores such birds, from Latin rādere to scrape]

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