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- noun zoology Any member of the
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That makes it one of the most basal members of the whole of the accipitrid radiation.
He or she might say accipitrid to indicate membership in the family Accipitridae, but accipitrine in this context would refer only to one of the accipitrid subfamilies -- the Accipitrinae (the "true" hawks and eagles).