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.)

  1. the projecting terminal portion of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers spring.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of uropygium:

1805–15; < NL < Gk órros sacral bone +pȳg(ḗ) rump, buttocks +-ion n. suffix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uropygium(noun)

    posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow

Wiktionary

  1. uropygium(Noun)

    The posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow

  2. Origin: Mediaeval Latin, from (ouropugion) "tail feathers".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uropygium(noun)

    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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