schizognathous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

schizo- +‎ -gnathous

Adjective[edit]

schizognathous (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) having the maxillopalatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, and many other birds

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.