schizognathous

Schizognathous

Schi*zog"na*thous\, a. [Schizo- + Gr. ? the jaw.] (Zo["o]l.) 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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