saurognathous

adjective
sau·​rog·​na·​thous

Definition of saurognathous

1 : of, relating to, or being an arrangement of the bones of the palate (as in certain woodpeckers) in which the maxillopalatals are short and the vomer is divided longitudinally and represented by a pair of slender rods
2 : having a saurognathous palate

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History and Etymology for saurognathous

saur- + -gnathous

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“Saurognathous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saurognathous. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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