uropatagium

noun
uro·​patagium | \ ¦yu̇(ˌ)rō+ \

Definition of uropatagium

1 : the membrane that extends between the thighs of a bat and commonly includes the tail
2 : one of two plates bounding the sides of the anus in insects

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History and Etymology for uropatagium

New Latin, from ur- entry 2 + patagium

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“Uropatagium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uropatagium. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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