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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History and Etymology for schizognathous

schiz- + -gnathous

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