dewlap


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dewlap

1. a loose fold of skin hanging from beneath the throat in cattle, dogs, etc.
2. loose skin on an elderly person's throat

dewlap

[′dü‚lap]
(anatomy)
A fleshy or fatty fold of skin on the throat of some humans.
(botany)
One of a pair of hinges at the joint of a sugarcane leaf blade.
(vertebrate zoology)
A fold of skin hanging from the neck of some reptiles and bovines.
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Most were tan cows, drab, but in the front were two or three bulls, easy to pick out by their larger bodies and heavy dewlaps. In early March they still had their winter colors, too, the heavy black throat collar so distinctive of Lord Derby's eland.
Someone else understands that this person means to refer to an animal with a dewlap and so on, and that to this end he wants to pronounce gauh but instead pronounces g[bar{a}]v[bar{i}].
But dewlaps can send signals that humans cannot see, says Leo J.
(2012a) indicated that perineum, udder and external genitalia (98%) were the most infested tick sites than dewlap (92%), inner thighs (90%), neck and back (54%), tail (26%), ears (13%), around eyes (10%), flanks (4%) and legs (2%), respectively.
The naval length (NL) and dewlap are traits of interest for Sahiwal cow breeders.
Through binoculars, the dangling dewlap of a cow moose swung oddly over her gangly brown calf.
Physically, such cattle have pronounced humps above their shoulders, drooping ears and a large amount of extra skin under their chins and down the front of their bodies (called a dewlap).
The internode sheathed by the leaf five below the youngest fully expanded leaf (last visible dewlap) was removed from each stalk.
Male anoles have a flap of pink and white skin on their throats, called a dewlap, which they display during courtship or when another male enters their territory.
With a pronounced shoulder hump and sagging dewlap, eland may remind an observer of Brahma bulls.
Anolis casildae can be distinguished from all other Panamanian anole species via six features: (1) two enlarged superciliary scales (the first larger than the second); (2) an anterior nasal scale in contact with the rostral scale or separated from the rostral by one scale; (3) 6-8 sublabial scales to the center of the eye; (4) 3-4 scales between the supraorbital semicircles; (5) unique coloration (4-6 oblique brown bands interspersed by blueoutlined yellow patches; dewlap is a dirty cream color with broad yellow scale rows irregularly interspersed with smaller emerald green scales) and (6) A.
(2) Fold of skin cut into the dewlap of cattle for identification purposes.