schizognathous love

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  • adj. having the maxillopalatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, and many other birds

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the maxillo-palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, having the bony palate cleft in such a way that in the dry skull “the blade of a thin knife can be passed without meeting with any bony obstacle from the posterior nares alongside the vomer to the end of the beak” (Huxley); exhibiting schizognathism in the structure of the bony palate: as, aschizognathous bird; a schizognathous palate; a schizognathous type of palatal Structure.

Etymologies

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schizo- + -gnathous

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