rhamphotheca

noun rham·pho·the·ca \ˌram(p)fəˈthēkə\

Definition of rhamphotheca

plural

-s

  1. :  the horny sheath composed of modified scales of a bird's bill

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Origin and Etymology of rhamphotheca

New Latin, from rhamph- + theca


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