Metagnathous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Metagnathous (Zoöl) Cross-billed; -- said of certain birds, as the crossbill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • metagnathous In ornithology, having the tips of the mandibles crossed: as, the metagnathous bill of the red crossbill, Loxia curvirostra. See quotation under epignathous.
    • metagnathous Of or pertaining to the Metagnatha.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. meta-, + Gr. gna`qos the jaw