myxotheca

noun
myx·​o·​the·​ca | \ ˌmiksəˈthēkə \
plural myxothecae\ -​ē(ˌ)sē \

Definition of myxotheca

: the horny sheath of the end of a bird's lower mandible

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History and Etymology for myxotheca

New Latin, from myx- + -theca

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“Myxotheca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myxotheca. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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