Fissirostral
Fissirostral Fis`si*ros"tral, a. [Cf. F. fissirostre.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the bill cleft beyond the horny part, as in the case of swallows and goatsuckers. [1913 Webster]

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  • fissirostral — [fis′i räs′trəl] adj. [< L fissi , cloven (< fissus: see FISSION) + rostrum, beak (see ROSTRUM) + AL] having a broad and deeply cleft beak, as a swift or nighthawk …   English World dictionary

  • fissirostral — /fis euh ros treuhl/, adj. Ornith. 1. having a broad, deeply cleft beak or bill, as the swallows and goatsuckers. 2. (of the bill) deeply cleft. [FISSI + ROSTRAL] * * * fissirostral /fi si rosˈtrəl/ adjective With deep cleft or gaping beak ORIGIN …   Useful english dictionary

  • fissirostral — /fis euh ros treuhl/, adj. Ornith. 1. having a broad, deeply cleft beak or bill, as the swallows and goatsuckers. 2. (of the bill) deeply cleft. [FISSI + ROSTRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • fissirostral — adjective Having the bill cleft beyond the horny part, as in the case of swallows and goatsuckers …   Wiktionary

  • fissirostral — /fɪsiˈrɒstrəl/ (say fisee rostruhl) adjective Ornithology 1. having a broad, deeply cleft beak or bill, as the swallows, nightjars and frogmouths. 2. (of the bill) deeply cleft. {fissi + rostral} …   Australian English dictionary

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