Desmognathous Des*mog"na*thous, a. [Gr. desmo`s bond + gna`qos jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones united; -- applied to a group of carinate birds ({Desmognath[ae]}), including various wading and swimming birds, as the ducks and herons, and also raptorial and other kinds. [1913 Webster]

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