hypopteron

noun
hy·​pop·​ter·​on | \ hīˈpäptəˌrän, hə̇ˈ- \
plural hypoptera\ -​ərə \

Definition of hypopteron

: the tuft of feathers of a bird's wing comprising the axillars

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History and Etymology for hypopteron

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 5 Jul. 2022.

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