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Dewlap

Dewlap

1. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing.

2. The flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age. On her withered dewlap pour the ale. (Shak)

Origin: dew _ lap to lick.


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The Cape Verde Giant Skink: Macroscincus coctei

... capable of caudal autonomy and it was shown in individuals-particularly males. Bartleia describes older individual males having thick, hanging dewlaps-unusual in the skink world and would indicate this was to drive off rival males from the defending territory. The lower eyelid was described ...

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Macroscinus coctei

... capable of caudal autonomy and it was shown in individuals-particularly males. Bartleia describes older individual males having thick, hanging dewlaps-unusual in the skink world and would indicate this was to drive off rival males from the defending territory. The lower eyelid was described ...

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by Brian - LCRC
Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Macroscinus coctei
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