Ac*cip"i*ter (#), n.; pl. E. Accipiters (#). L. Accipitres (#). [L., hawk.]

1. Zool.

A genus of rapacious birds; one of the Accipitres or Raptores.

2. Surg.

A bandage applied over the nose, resembling the claw of a hawk.

 

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