Sentence Examples with the word horny

Except in a few aberrant types, which are mentioned below, the mouth is surrounded by a much developed lip like a funnel directed downwards, and is armed with a horny beak not unlike that of a cuttle-fish.

There are no true teeth in the adult, although the young possess a set which are shed after being worn down by friction with food and sand, their purposes being afterward served by horny prominences, two on each side of each jaw - those in the front narrow, longitudinal, sharp-edged ridges, and those behind broad, flattened and molariform.

The sides of the jaws are provided with a close series of grinding teeth, which are often worn down to stumps; the front of the jaws forms a toothless beak, which would be encased originally in a horny sheath.

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It differs further from the preceding species in having its head crowned with a horny plate instead of a helmet.

I, The horny cup or hydrotheca of the hydriform persons; 1, medusiform person springing from m, a modified hydriform person (blastostyle); n, the horny case or gonangium enclosing the blastostyle and its buds.

To P. onocrotalus both in appearance and habits, but remarkable for a triangular, horny excrescence developed on the ridge of the male's bill in the breeding season, which falls off without leaving trace of its existence when that is over.

As preparations Scyphistoma of Chrysaora, with four perradial tentacles and horny basal perisarc.

The mantle-skirt tightly spread over the horny shell and pushed with it towards the left side.

Both pairs are composed of a duplicature of the integument, or investing membrane, and are strengthened in various directions by a system of hollow, horny tubes, known to entomologists as the neurae or nervures.

Cyclophorus, shell umbilicated, with a short spire and horny operculum.