adjective sau·rog·na·thous

Definition of saurognathous

  1. 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. 2 :  having a saurognathous palate

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Origin and Etymology of saurognathous

saur- + -gnathous

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a trip made at another's expense

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