pterylosis

noun

pter·​y·​lo·​sis
ˌterəˈlōsə̇s
plural pteryloses
-ōˌsēz
: the arrangement of feathers in definite areas of growth
birds … at least three years old judging from the pterylosis of the headAmerican Midland Naturalist

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pteryla + -osis

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“Pterylosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pterylosis. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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