apterium

noun
ap·​te·​ri·​um | \ apˈtirēəm\
plural apteria\ -​ēə \

Definition of apterium

: one of the bare spaces between the feathered areas on the body of a bird

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History and Etymology for apterium

New Latin, from a- a- entry 2 + pter- + -ium

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