Definition of Macrochires. Meaning of Macrochires. Synonyms of Macrochires

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Definition of Macrochires

Macrochires
Macrochires Mac`ro*chi"res, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr.? long + ? hand.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of birds including the swifts and humming birds. So called from the length of the distal part of the wing.

Meaning of Macrochires from wikipedia

- encomp****ing a much broader group of birds subdivided into two 'tribes': The Macrochires (hummingbirds, swifts, and nightjars, including oilbirds and potoos,...
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