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The New International Encyclopædia/Dinornis

DINOR′NIS (Neo-Lat., from Gk. δεινός, deinos, terrible + ὄρνις, ornis, bird). A genus of gigantic, recently extinct, ratite birds, the typical moas, taken as the type-genus of the family Dinornithidæ. See Moa; Extinct Animals.