saurognathous

adjective

sau·​rog·​na·​thous
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

Word History

Etymology

saur- + -gnathous

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“Saurognathous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saurognathous. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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