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apteryx (ăp`tərĭks): see kiwikiwi
, common name for the smallest member of an order of primitive flightless birds related to the ostrich, the emu, and the cassowary. The kiwi, named by the Maoris for its shrill, piping call, is most closely related to the extinct moa.
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another name for kiwi
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This review was published in the Egoist in March 1918 and signed with one of Eliot's pseudonyms, Apteryx
, a device that permitted him to author more than one piece in an issue without eliciting comment.
Some of the better known third-party image programs include Apteryx
XRayVision, XDR and Tigerview.
The wing musculature of the brown kiwi Apteryx
australis Mantelli and its bearing on ratite affinities.