Desmognathae

plural noun
Des·​mog·​na·​thae | \dezˈmägnəˌthē\

Definition of Desmognathae 

in former classifications

: a primary division of birds having the maxillopalatines united directly or by ossifications in the nasal septum and including the ducks, geese, herons, storks, totipalmate birds, birds of prey, parrots, and most picarian birds

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Other Words from Desmognathae

desmognathism \ -​ˌthizəm \ noun plural -s
desmognathous \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗thəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Desmognathae

New Latin, from desm- + -gnathae

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