uropygial

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adjective

uro·​pyg·​i·​al
variants or less commonly uropygeal
¦yu̇rə¦pijēəl
: of or relating to the uropygium
uropygial fat

uropygial

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noun

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plural -s
: a uropygial feather : a tail feather

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

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“Uropygial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uropygial. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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