Cygnine vs. Anatine

Cygnine vs. Anatine — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cygnine and Anatine

Cygnineadjective

(zoology) Being of the genus Cygnus (swan), within subfamily Anserinae of the family Anatidae, though sometimes considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae.

Anatineadjective

(zoology) Being of the family Anatidae, comprising the swans, geese, and ducks.

Cygnineadjective

Of, concerning, pertaining to, resembling, or having the characteristics of a swan or swans.

Anatineadjective

Pertaining to or resembling a duck; ducklike.

Cygninenoun

(dated) An alkaloid from plants of genus Gastrolobium, found in Australia, principally Western Australia, highly toxic to introduced animals.

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