from The Century Dictionary.
- In ornithology, having the under mandible longer than the upper, as the black skin.,ner, Rhynchops nigra: applied either to the bird or to its beak. Coues. See cut under
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- adjective zoology Having the
maxilla, or lower jaw, longer than the upper jaw.
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- adjective having a projecting lower jaw
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Ancient Greek from hypo- + -gnathous
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