metagnathous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a bill when the recommendations associated with mandibles cross. Used of a bird.
    • having the mandibles crossing on tip of the costs, such as the crossbill
    • Cross-billed; -- said of specific birds, because the crossbill.
  • others:
    • In ornithology, obtaining the guidelines associated with the mandibles crossed: because, the metagnathous costs associated with purple crossbill, Loxia curvirostra. See quote under epignathous.
    • Of or related to the Metagnatha.

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