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cere

(sîr)
n.
A fleshy or waxlike membrane at the base of the upper beak in certain birds, such as parrots, through which the nostrils open.

cered adj.
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cere

that portion of the base of the upper mandible of the bill in birds which is swollen and appears waxy.
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