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dromaeognathous

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the structure of the palate like that of the ostrich and emu.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exhibiting dromæognathism; having the palate-bones disposed substantially as in the ostrich. Belonging to or being one of the Dromæognathæ.

Etymologies

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Coined by Thomas Henry Huxley: binomial Latin Dromæus ("Dromaius") (from Ancient Greek δρομαῖος (dromaios, "swift-running")) + Ancient Greek γνάθος (gnathos, "jaw") + English -ous, adjectival suffix

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