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Aves

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Pronunciation: /ˈeɪviːz
 
, ˈɑːveɪz/

Definition of Aves in English:

plural noun

Zoology
A class of vertebrates which comprises the birds.
Example sentences
  • Let's investigate the origin and evolution of flight in our representative taxa: the Pterosauria, Aves, and Chiroptera (bats).
  • Hence, the possession of feathers is unique to birds and defines all members of the class Aves.
  • Now that is fine, but if you want a pretty strong line of evidence to show that birds came from theropods, then add a lot of theropods to the class Aves.

Origin

Latin, plural of avis 'bird'.

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