plica alaris

noun plica ala·ris \-əˈla(a)rə̇s\

Definition of plica alaris


plicae alares

  1. :  the fold of skin along the front of a bird's wing stretching from the shoulder to the wrist joint

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Origin and Etymology of plica alaris

New Latin, alar fold

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