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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·cip·i·ter n.; pl. E. Accipiters L. Accipitres
 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ac·cip·i·tres n. pl.  Zool. The order that includes rapacious birds. They have a hooked bill, and sharp, strongly curved talons. There are three families, represented by the vultures, the falcons or hawks, and the owls.