epithema

noun ep·i·the·ma \ˌepəˈthēmə, ə̇ˈpithəmə\

Definition of epithema

plural

epithemata

\-thēmətə, -them-\
  1. :  a horny excrescence on the bill of some birds (such as the casque of a hornbill)

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Origin and Etymology of epithema

New Latin, from Greek epithema something put on, from epitithenai


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