Definitions for uropygiumˌyʊər əˈpɪdʒ i əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ro•pyg•i•umˌyʊər əˈpɪdʒ i əm(n.)
the projecting terminal portion of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers spring.
Origin of uropygium:
1805–15; < NL < Gk órros sacral bone +pȳg(ḗ) rump, buttocks +-ion n. suffix
posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow
The posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow
Origin: Mediaeval Latin, from (ouropugion) "tail feathers".
the prominence at the posterior extremity of a bird's body, which supports the feathers of the tail; the rump; -- sometimes called pope's nose
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