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  1. diatryma(Noun)

    A big-beaked prehistoric bird in the genus Gastornis which is larger than the ostrich. They supposedly died out 15- to 25-million years ago due to a vast climate change.

  2. Origin: διατρήμα.

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  1. Diatryma(noun)

    an extinct eocene bird from New Mexico, larger than the ostrich

  2. Origin: [NL., from Gr. dia` through + hole.]


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