metagnathous[mə tag′nə t̸həs]
- having the points of the beak crossed, as in the crossbills
- having larvae that feed by chewing and adults that feed by sucking, as in butterflies and moths
Origin: meta- plush -gnathous
- metagnathism noun
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- me·tagˈna·thism noun