dewlap

(redirected from dewlaps)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rhipicephalus ticks were restricted to the anal region and under tail and ear areas, with very few of them observed on the scrotal, udder, dewlap, and sternum area which is also true in the work of Nateneal et al.
The researchers also observed that both the push-ups and rapid dewlap extensions prompted neighbouring lizards to orient themselves more quickly to the displaying robots than when head bobs were performed without these alerts.
On the female side, we have dewlaps, liver spots, swag arms, pendulous breasts, piles, knee flaps, and varicose veins.
Like a desert landscape, those folds and tucks and dewlaps speak to an almost terrifying continuity, the exactions of time and climate presenting themselves with the bleak clarity of landmarks along the entropic path.
But dewlaps can send signals that humans cannot see, says Leo J.
Data on 16 qualitative traits was recorded, namely, presence or absence of bud cushion (BUDCUSHION), relative degree of bud extension (BUDEXTEND), relative bud shape (BUDSHAPE), relative shape of dewlap (DEWLAPSHAP), type of outer auricle (AURICLEOUT), presence or absence of stalk corky cracks (STALKCORKC), presence or absence of stalk corky patches (STALKCORKP), relative shape of ligule (LIGSHAPE), presence or absence of stalk growth cracks (STALKCRACK), presence or absence of bud groove (BUDGROOVE), relative plant erectness (ERECT), relative degree of internode alignment (INALIGN), relative internode shape (INSHAPE), colour of the leaves (LEAFCOLOR), colour of the exposed rind (RINDCOLE), and canopy structure (CANOPY).