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Accipiter Definition

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[n] type genus of the family Accipitridae

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genus Accipiter

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\Ac*cip"i*ter\, n.; pl. E. {Accipiters}. L. {Accipitres}. [L., hawk.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores.
2. (Surg.) A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

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