Metagnathous definitions

mĭ-tăg'nə-thəs
Having the points of the beak crossed, as in the crossbills.
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Having larvae that feed by chewing and adults that feed by sucking, as in butterflies and moths.
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Having a bill in which the tips of the mandibles cross. Used of a bird.
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(zoology) Having the mandibles crossing at the tip of the bill, as in the crossbill.
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Origin of metagnathous

meta- +"Ž -gnathous