patagium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin patagīum(gilded edging of a woman's tunic), from Ancient Greek παταγεῖον(patageîon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Commonly irregular IPA(key): /pəˈteɪdʒi.əm/,[1] also IPA(key): /pætəˈdʒaɪəm/[2] following the Latin

Noun[edit]

patagium ‎(plural patagia)

  1. The thin membrane that extends between the limbs and body of a bat or of gliding mammals
  2. A similar membrane between the body and wing of a bird

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Random House, Merriam Webster, American Heritage
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed.