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pteryla

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noun, pter·y·la \ˈter-ə-lə\

Definition of pteryla

plural pterylaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  one of the definite areas of the skin of a bird on which feathers grow



Origin of pteryla

New Latin, from Greek pteron + hylē wood, forest


First Known Use: 1867


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