[ goh-nis ]
/ ˈgoʊ nɪs /
the ridge along the tip of the lower mandible of a bird's bill at the junction of the two joined halves, especially prominent in gulls.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of gonys
1830–40; < New Latin, probably erroneously for Greek génys jaw
Related formsgo·nyd·e·al, go·nyd·i·al [goh-nid-ee-uh l] /goʊˈnɪd i əl/, adjective
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