uropygial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From uropygium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jʊəɹə(ʊ)ˈpɪdʒɪəl/

Adjective[edit]

uropygial (not comparable)

  1. (ornithology) Of or pertaining to the uropygium; on the rump.
    • 1971: ...[Aderyn the Bird Queen], on whose face a kind of agitated oil or sweat was spreading thinly, an uropygial secretion. — Anthony Burgess, M/F (Penguin 2004, p. 158)

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