Gnathotheca
Gnathotheca Gnath`o*the"ca, n.; pl. {Gnathothec[AE]}. [NL., fr. Gr. gna`qos the jaw + ? a box.] (Zo["o]l.) The horney covering of the lower mandible of a bird. [1913 Webster]

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  • GnathothecAE — Gnathotheca Gnath o*the ca, n.; pl. {Gnathothec[AE]}. [NL., fr. Gr. gna qos the jaw + ? a box.] (Zo[ o]l.) The horney covering of the lower mandible of a bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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