Rhamphotheca Rham`pho*the"ca, n.; pl. {Rhamphothec[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr "ra`mnos a beak + ?? a case.] (Zo["o]l.) The horny covering of the bill of birds. [1913 Webster]

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