Definition of Dinornis

1. Noun. Type genus of the Dinornithidae: large moas.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dinornis
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Dinornithidae, Family Dinornithidae
Member holonyms: Dinornis Giganteus, Giant Moa



Definition of Dinornis

1. n. A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa.

Medical Definition of Dinornis

1. A genus of extinct, ostrichlike birds of gigantic size, which formerly inhabited New Zealand. See Moa. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Terrible + bird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dinornis

dinoflagellate
dinoflagellate toxin
dinoflagellates
dinoflagellida
dinomania
dinomaniac
dinomaniacs
dinomastigote
dinomastigotes
dinophyte
dinophytes
dinoprost
dinoprost tromethamine
dinoprostone
dinormocytosis
dinornis (current term)
dinos
dinosaur
dinosauria
dinosaurian
dinosaurians
dinosauric
dinosaurish
dinosaurlike
dinosaurs
dinoseb
dinospore
dinospores
dinothere
dinotheres

Literary usage of Dinornis

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1. The Life of Richard Owen by Richard Owen (1894)
"CHAPTER VII 1843-44 Further Evidence of the Existence of the' dinornis'—Second Series of Hunterian Lectures commenced—Member of the Commission of Inquiry ..."

2. Darwin and After Darwin: An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a by George John Romanes, Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1892)
"Skeleton of dinornis gravis, *fa nat. size. Drawn from nature (Brit. Mus.\ As separate cuts on a larger scale are shown, i st, the sternum, as this appears ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1860)
"Compti-rendu de la Soc. Imp. Geog. de Rutte, 1859, p. 53. ZOOLOGY. Egg of dinornis.—An egg of the dinornis was dug up, together with a ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1846)
"The tympanic bone of the dinornis giganteus was described in detail and compared with the same bone in existing birds. Different cervical and dorsal ..."

5. Readings in Evolution, Genetics, and Eugenics by Horatio Hackett Newman (1921)
"Skeleton of dinornis grams, -ft nat. size. Drawn from nature (British Museum). As separate cuts on a larger scale are shown, (1) the sternum as this appears ..."

6. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1854)
"... Moa, and by Naturalists dinornis ; with some general Observations on this Genus of Birds. By ARTHUR S. THOMSON, MD, Surgeon of the 58th Regiment. ..."

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