plagiopatagium

noun
pla·​gio·​patagium | \ ¦plājēō+ \
plural plagiopatagia

Definition of plagiopatagium

: an extensile membrane connecting the forelimb and hind limb (as of a bat or flying squirrel) and used when spread in flying or gliding

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History and Etymology for plagiopatagium

New Latin, from plagi- + patagium

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“Plagiopatagium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiopatagium. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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