Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having the bones of the palate arranged as in saurians, the vomer consisting of two lateral halves, as in the woodpeckers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the bones of the palate arranged as in saurians, the vomer consisting of two lateral halves, as in the woodpeckers (Pici).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having an arrangement of the bones of the palate which constitutes a simplification and degradation of the ægithognathous structure, as a woodpecker: as, a saurognathous bird or palate; a saurognathous type of structure.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek σαῦρος (sauros, "lizard") +‎ -gnathous. (Wiktionary)

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