schizognathous

adjective

schi·​zog·​na·​thous
-thəs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

schiz- + -gnathous

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“Schizognathous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizognathous. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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