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conirostral

[ koh-ni-ros-truhl, kon-i- ]
/ ˌkoʊ nɪˈrɒs trəl, ˌkɒn ɪ- /
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adjective Ornithology.

having a conical bill, as a finch.

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Origin of conirostral

1830–40; coni- (combining form of Latin cōnuscone) + rostral

OTHER WORDS FROM conirostral

co·ni·ros·ter [koh-ni-ros-ter, kon-i-], /ˌkoʊ nɪˈrɒs tər, ˌkɒn ɪ-/, noun
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How to use conirostral in a sentence

  • The Conirostral Passerin are characterised by a strong, robust beak, more or less conical, and without notches.

    Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
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