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lamellirostral

[luh-mel-uh-ros-truh l] /ləˌmɛl əˈrɒs trəl/
adjective, Ornithology.
1.
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] /ləˌmɛl əˈrɒs treɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of lamellirostral
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin lāmellirostr(is) + -al1. See lamelli-, rostral
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British Dictionary definitions for lamellirostral

lamellirostral

/ləˌmɛlɪˈrɒstrəl/
adjective
1.
(of ducks, geese, etc) having a bill fringed with thin plates on the inner edge for straining water from food
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin lāmellirostris, from lamella + rostrum beak
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