lamellirostrate

lamellirostral

[luh-mel-uh-ros-truhl]
adjective Ornithology.
having a beak equipped with thin plates or lamellae for straining water and mud from food, as the ducks, geese, swans, and flamingos.
Also, lamellirostrate [luh-mel-uh-ros-treyt] .


Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin lāmellirostr(is) + -al1. See lamelli-, rostral

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lamellirostral or lamellirostrate (ləˌmɛlɪˈrɒstrəl, ləˌmɛlɪˈrɒstreɪt)
 
adj
(of ducks, geese, etc) having a bill fringed with thin plates on the inner edge for straining water from food
 
[C19: from New Latin lāmellirostris, from lamella + rostrum beak]
 
lamellirostrate or lamellirostrate
 
adj
 
[C19: from New Latin lāmellirostris, from lamella + rostrum beak]

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