uropygium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Mediaeval Latin, from Ancient Greek οὐροπύγιον (ouropúgion, tail feathers).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jʊərəˈpɪd͡ʒɪəm/

Noun[edit]

uropygium (plural uropygia)

  1. The posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow

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