schizognathous

adjective schi·zog·na·thous \ -thəs \

Definition of schizognathous

:constituting or having an arrangement of the bones of the palate in which the vomer is narrow and pointed in front and separated by a space on each side from the usually long narrow maxillopalatals which do not unite with each other or with the vomer used of birds

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Origin and Etymology of schizognathous

schiz- + -gnathous


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