periptery

noun
pe·​rip·​tery | \ pəˈript(ə)rē \
plural -es

Definition of periptery

2 : the region surrounding a moving body (as the wing of a bird or a gliding airplane) within which cyclic or vortical motions of the air occur

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History and Etymology for periptery

Latin & Greek peripteros + English -y

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“Periptery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periptery. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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