chiropterygium

noun chi·rop·te·ryg·i·um \ ¦kīˌräptə¦rijēəm \

Definition of chiropterygium

plural -s
: the typical jointed and fingered limb of a vertebrate animal conceived of as having developed from a finlike appendage — compare ichthyopterygium

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Origin and Etymology of chiropterygium

New Latin, from chir- + pterygium


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