DECOSTIS

\dɪkˈɒstiz], \dɪkˈɒstiz], \d_ɪ_k_ˈɒ_s_t_i_z]\
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1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
By Robley Dunglison

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dromaeognathae

  • Prof. Huxley's classification a sub-order Carinatae (birds having sternum with keel), including but one family, Tinamidae tinamous. In this suborder the bones of upper jaw or skull are like what they struthious swift-footed birds, as ostrich.
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