gonys

noun
go·​nys | \ ˈgōnə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of gonys

: the prominent ridge along the line of union of the two halves of the lower mandible of certain birds (as the gulls)

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History and Etymology for gonys

New Latin, probably modification of Greek genys jaw, cheek

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“Gonys.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gonys. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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