lamellirostral

[ luh-mel-uh-ros-truhl ]
/ ləˌmɛl əˈrɒs trəl /

adjective Ornithology.

having a beak equipped with thin plates or lamellae for straining water and mud from food, as the ducks, geese, swans, and flamingos.

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Also la·mel·li·ros·trate [luh-mel-uh-ros-treyt]. /ləˌmɛl əˈrɒs treɪt/.

Origin of lamellirostral

1825–35; <New Latin lāmellirostr(is) + -al1. See lamelli-, rostral
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British Dictionary definitions for lamellirostral

lamellirostral

lamellirostrate (ləˌmɛlɪˈrɒstreɪt)

/ (ləˌmɛlɪˈrɒstrəl) /

adjective

(of ducks, geese, etc) having a bill fringed with thin plates on the inner edge for straining water from food

Word Origin for lamellirostral

C19: from New Latin lāmellirostris, from lamella + rostrum beak
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