metagnathous

me·tag·na·thous

 (mĭ-tăg′nə-thəs)
adj.
Having a bill in which the tips of the mandibles cross. Used of a bird.

me·tag′na·thism n.
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metagnathous

(mɪˈtæɡnəθəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of the beaks of birds such as the crossbill) having crossed tips
[C19: from meta- + -gnathous]
meˈtagnaˌthism n
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