gnathidium

Gnathidium

Gna*thid"i*um\, n.; pl. Gnathidia. [NL., fr. Gr. ? the jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) The ramus of the lower jaw of a bird as far as it is naked; -- commonly used in the plural.
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