Patagium : Definition


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Definitions of Patagium

Pronunciation : Pa*ta"gi*um
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L., an edge or border.]
Definition : 1. (Anat.)

Defn: In bats, an expansion of the integument uniting the fore limb with the body and extending between the elongated fingers to form the wing; in birds, the similar fold of integument uniting the fore limb with the body.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: One of a pair of small vesicular organs situated at the bases of the anterior wings of lepidopterous insects. See Illust. of Butterfly.

pl. Patagia.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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