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metagnathous

[muh-tag-nuh-thuh s] /məˈtæg nə θəs/
adjective
1.
Ornithology. having the tips of the mandibles crossed, as the crossbills.
2.
Entomology. having biting mouthparts in the larval stage and sucking mouthparts in the adult stage.
Origin of metagnathous
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; meta- + -gnathous
Related forms
metagnathism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for metagnathous

metagnathous

/mɪˈtæɡnəθəs/
adjective
1.
(of the beaks of birds such as the crossbill) having crossed tips
Derived Forms
metagnathism, noun
Word Origin
C19: from meta- + -gnathous
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