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dertrum

[dur-truh m]
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noun, plural der·tra [dur-truh] /ˈdɜr trə/. Ornithology.
  1. the extremity of the maxilla of a bird's bill, especially when hooked or differentiated from the rest of the bill, as in pigeons and plovers.

Origin of dertrum

1885–90; < New Latin < Greek dértron membrane, derivative of dérein to skin; compare dérma derma1
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