bony ridge

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  • The bony ridge behind the eyes is another characteristic for this species.
  • Three bony ridges are on the top of their head.
  • The species' common name comes from a bony ridge between the eyes, which gives the appearance of a pair of spectacles.
  • A bony ridge on the side of its upper jaw might have helped anchor soft tissue.
  • These muscles would be attached on bony ridges present on the upper and lower jaws.
  • There is a high, bony ridge between the eyes with a blunt spine at each end.
  • The bony ridges of its beak can rip through a ships hull easily.
  • The bony ridge extending from above the eyes down the snout, as seen in other caiman, is present.
  • His forehead is half an inch high and a bony ridge-telling of unfortunate prenatal influence -- runs high along the top of his head. Cited from Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers by Brisbane
  • European plaice are characterised by their smooth brown skin, with distinctive red spots and bony ridge behind the eyes.
  • His eyes were small and deeply set, and his forehead bulged fiercely above his eves in a bony ridge. Cited from The Troll Garden, et al, by Willa Cather
  • On the skull, a bony ridge is located above from the front to back indicating where the jaw muscles joined.
  • They are commonly known as razorfishes, as they are very laterally compressed with a sharp bony ridge at the front of their heads.
  • The morphology is quite different from other caimans but the bony ridge that occurs in other caimans is present.
  • With this he now tickled the bony ridges of the horse. Cited from Merton of the Movies, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The femur is large, and many bony ridges provide anchorage for muscles that would have been useful for both swimming and moving on land.
  • The knee cap sliding across the femur can cause some pain due to the bony ridges of the femur.
  • Over its nose was a bony ridge, and on its frill were two large outwardly-projecting hooks.
  • The bow is that little arch in front which, when the saddle is in place, fits over the bony ridge above the horse's shoulders. Cited from The Wrong Woman, by Charles D. Stewart
  • The main scales covering the creek chub are bony-ridge scales; they are thin and flexible to aid movement.
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