noun \pə-ˈtā-jē-əm\
plural -gia \-jē-ə\

Definition of PATAGIUM

:  the fold of skin connecting the forelimbs and hind limbs of some tetrapods (as flying squirrels)
:  the fold of skin in front of the main segments of a bird's wing

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Origin of PATAGIUM

New Latin, from Latin, gold edging on a tunic
First Known Use: 1826


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