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dewlap

(do͞o′lăp′, dyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of certain animals.
2. A pendulous part similar to this, such as the wattle of a bird.
3. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of a person.

dewlap

loose skin under the throat and neck which may be pendulous in some species or breeds, e.g. Bloodhounds, Indian cattle, rabbits.
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Moldenke recalled summer walks in the cemetery when dragonflies flitted from one tombstone to another and little green lizards atop a few of them showed their dewlaps.
For studying body language in yellow-chinned anoles (Anolis gundlachi) living in Puerto Rico's shaded forests, Ord designed realistic models that could dip, bend, and unfurl flaps of skin on their chins, known as dewlaps.
The males have fleshy necks with evident dewlaps and relatively low dorsal humps.