ornitho-, ornith-, -ornithic, -ornithes, -ornithoid, -ornis, ornis-
(Greek: bird, birds)
A prehistoric toothed bird, similar to a gull, that lived during the Cretaceous period; literally, a fish-bird.
ornithic (adjective), more ornithic, most ornithic
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ornithocoprophile (s) (noun), ornithocoprophiles (pl)
An organism thriving in habitats rich in bird droppings or feces: There are health risks involved from organisms, or ornithocoprophiles, that might be diseased and grow in the rich-nutrient heaps or piles of bird droppings.
ornithocoprophilous (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to a habitat rich in bird droppings: It is said that working in an ornithocoprophilous environment with bat or bird excreta can expose those people to critical contagious illnesses.
Guano is the mass of excreta of bats and seabirds and is a great fertiliser in an ornithocoprophilous soil with a high concentration of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium which are all very good nutrients for plant growth and development.