canthus rostralis

noun

canthus ros·​tra·​lis
-räˈstralə̇s,
-ˈā-,
-ˈä-
plural canthi rostrales
-(ˌ)lēz
: the more or less angular ridge from the anterior border of the eye to the nostril in reptiles and amphibians

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, rostral canthus

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“Canthus rostralis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canthus%20rostralis. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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