pteryla

noun pter·y·la \ ˈter-ə-lə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pteryla

plural pterylae play \ˈter-ə-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
: one of the definite areas of the skin of a bird on which feathers grow

Origin and Etymology of pteryla

New Latin, from Greek pteron + hylē wood, forest


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