hypopteron

noun

hy·​pop·​ter·​on
hīˈpäptəˌrän,
hə̇ˈ-
plural hypoptera
-ərə
: the tuft of feathers of a bird's wing comprising the axillars

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from hypo- + Greek pteron feather, wing

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“Hypopteron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypopteron. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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