Gonydial Go*nyd"i*al, a. (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the gonys of a bird's beak. [1913 Webster]

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  • gonys — gonydeal, gonydial /goh nid ee euhl/, adj. /goh nis/, n. the ridge along the tip of the lower mandible of a bird s bill at the junction of the two joined halves, esp. prominent in gulls. [1830 40; < NL, prob. erroneously for Gk génys jaw] * * * …   Universalium

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