: having each of the bones forming the posterior contour of the osseous external nares deeply cleft instead of rounded
pigeons, most shore birds, and various other birds are schizorhinal
opposed to holorhinal

Word History


schiz- + rhin- + -al

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“Schizorhinal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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