Tomium
Tomium To"mi*um (t[=o]"m[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Tomia} (t[=o]"m[i^]*[.a]) [NL., fr. Gr. te`mnein to cut.] (Zo["o]l.) The cutting edge of the bill of a bird. [1913 Webster]

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  • tomium — [tɔmjɔm] n. m. ÉTYM. 1907; lat. mod., dér. du grec tomos « coupant », de temnein « couper ». ❖ ♦ Zool. Bord de la mandibule (d un bec d oiseau) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tomium — The tomium is the sharp cutting edge of the beak of a bird or turtle. Sometimes the edge is serrated for tearing through flesh or seaweed (in the case of sea turtles). Snapping turtle tomia can be dangerous because their bites are swift and… …   Wikipedia

  • tomium — tomial, adj. /toh mee euhm/, n., pl. tomia / mee euh/. the cutting edge of a bird s bill. [1825 35; < NL, equiv. to Gk tóm(os) a cutting (see TOME) + NL ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • tomium — to·mi·um …   English syllables

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  • Tomium mandibulare — posnapio kraštas statusas T sritis topografinė išorės anatomija atitikmenys: lot. Tomium mandibulare ryšiai: platesnis terminas – posnapis …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • Tomium maxillare — antsnapio kraštas statusas T sritis topografinė išorės anatomija atitikmenys: lot. Tomium maxillare ryšiai: platesnis terminas – antsnapis …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • Tomia — Tomium To mi*um (t[=o] m[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Tomia} (t[=o] m[i^]*[.a]) [NL., fr. Gr. te mnein to cut.] (Zo[ o]l.) The cutting edge of the bill of a bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • passeriform — /pas euhr euh fawrm , peuh ser euh /, adj. of or pertaining to the order Passeriformes; passerine. [ < NL Passeriformes, equiv. to L passer sparrow + iformes IFORMES] * * * ▪ bird Introduction also called  passerine  or  perching bird     any… …   Universalium

  • 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

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