uropygial

adjective
uro·​pyg·​i·​al
variants: or less commonly uropygeal \ ¦yu̇rə¦pijēəl \

Definition of uropygial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the uropygium uropygial fat

uropygial

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of uropygial (Entry 2 of 2)

: a uropygial feather : a tail feather

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History and Etymology for uropygial

Adjective

uropygial International Scientific Vocabulary uropyg- (from New Latin uropygium) + -ial; uropygeal irregular from New Latin uropygium + English -al

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“Uropygial.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uropygial. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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