Definition of Raptores in English:

Raptores

noun

Ornithology
  • Originally: (in form Raptores, with singular concord) an order of birds comprising the birds of prey (now disused). Now: (treated as plural, usually in form raptores) members of the former order Raptores; birds of prey, raptors.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Raptores, name for an order of birds comprising the birds of prey from the plural of classical Latin raptor, replacing earlier Raptatores.

Pronunciation

Raptores

/rapˈtɔːriːz/