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culmen

[′kəl·mən]
(vertebrate zoology)
The edge of the upper bill in birds.
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Like the mysterious Northern Culmen (beiji) at the center of the celestial dome, the formal, ritual pose of the terrestrial emperor was to sit facing south, so that all his ministers, minions, generals, and subjects approached his exalted presence and prostrated themselves while facing north.
vicarius observed and the lengths of the tarsus, primary, rectrix or culmen (Fig.
long legs, curved culmen of the beak, vertical lines indicating the primaries on the folded wings).
We used calipers to measure chord of flattened wing and length of culmen to aid in identifying species of Empidonax flycatchers (Pyle et al.
Juan Rana no solo sale a escena travestido; lo hace ademas embarazado y se alcanza el culmen cuando da a luz en escena a un Juan Ranilla.
The second, most comprehensive series includes two volumes by Pelagio Visentin entitled Culmen et Fons comprising a veritable encyclopedia of liturgical study.
Martin has been President of Culmen Company, a marketing firm, and editor-at-large for Media Week magazine, where he publishes a regular column.
Florida Bachman's Grasshopper Atypical Measurement (units) Sparrow Sparrow Sparrow Exposed culmen (mm) 10.
Using identification criteria in Pyle (1997), we eliminated the similar Vaux's swift (Chaetura vauxi) based on the decurved culmen, depth of bill of 2.
The bill, while the culmen is slightly longer than the minimum of that measurement in A.
We measured the length of the exposed culmen, the bill from nares to tip of bill, wing chord, tail, and tarsus of the hybrid specimen to the nearest 0.
2007), with culmen length (exposed dorsal ridge of the upper mandible of the avian bill), bill depth and width, head length, tarsus length, tail length, and wing chord as continuous response variables, and sex as a nominal predictor variable.