ptilosis

noun pti·lo·sis \tə̇ˈlōsə̇s, tīˈl-\

Definition of ptilosis

plural

ptiloses

\-ōˌsēz\
  1. :  plumage irrespective of pterylosis

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Origin and Etymology of ptilosis

New Latin, from Greek ptilōsis plumage, from ptil- + -ōsis -osis


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