: 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
: having a saurognathous palate

Word History


saur- + -gnathous

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“Saurognathous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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