Schizognathous
Schizognathous Schi*zog"na*thous, a. [Schizo- + Gr. ? the jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • schizognathous — thəs adjective Etymology: schiz + gnathous : constituting or having an arrangement of the bones of the palate in which the vomer is narrow and pointed in front and separated by a space on each side from the usually long narrow maxillopalatals… …   Useful english dictionary

  • schizognathous — schi·zog·na·thous …   English syllables

  • Schizognath — Schiz og*nath, n. [See {Schizognathous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any bird with a schizognathous palate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caprimulgiform — ▪ order of birds Introduction also called  nightjars    any of about 120 species of soft plumaged birds (bird), the major groups of which are called nightjars (nightjar), nighthawks (nighthawk), potoos (potoo), frogmouths (frogmouth), and owlet… …   Universalium

  • schizognathism — ˌthizəm noun ( s) Etymology: schizognathous + ism : the condition of being schizognathous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Schizognathae — Schi*zog na*th[ae], n. pl. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) The schizognathous birds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Schizognathism — Schi*zog na*thism, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The condition of having a schizognathous palate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charadriiform — ▪ bird order Introduction    any member of the large group of birds (bird) that includes the sandpipers (sandpiper), plovers (plover), gulls (gull), auks (auk), and their relatives. These birds form an important and familiar segment of the… …   Universalium

  • columbiform — ▪ bird Introduction   any member of the group of birds (bird) that contains the pigeons (pigeon), doves (dove), dodoes (dodo), and solitaires (solitaire). The order Columbiformes is divided into the Raphidae, a family of extinct birds that… …   Universalium

  • schizognathae — skə̇ˈzägnəˌthē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from schiz + gnathae in former classification : a suborder of carinate birds consisting of those (as the pigeons, gallinaceous birds, penguins, gulls, cranes, shorebirds) with a… …   Useful english dictionary

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