rhinotheca


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rhinotheca

(ˌraɪnəʊˈθiːkə)
n, pl -cae (-siː)
(Zoology) the covering of the upper part of the beak in birds
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Abstract: A blue-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva) was presented with a granuloma involving the proximal rhinotheca and extending into the rostral sinuses.
The bird had bilateral lenticular sclerosis, and the left side of the rhinotheca was mildly overgrown.
A 5-month-old female wild mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) was brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in June with a beak injury that resulted from a fish hook deeply embedded in the nares and rhinotheca.
Case 9: A 27-year-old male blue and gold macaw was presented with a soft swelling on the right side of the rhinotheca.