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

Word History


New Latin, from plagi- + patagium

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“Plagiopatagium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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