from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) 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.
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- adjective zoology having the
maxillopalatine bonesseparate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, and many other birds
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schizo- + -gnathous
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