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wing

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noun \ˈwiŋ\

Medical Definition of wing

  1. 1:  one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly

  2. 2:  a winglike anatomical part or process :  ala; especially :  any of the four winglike processes of the sphenoid bone—see greater wing, lesser wing

winged \ˈwiŋd, ˈwiŋ-əd\play play adjective




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