Definitions for uropygiumˌyʊər əˈpɪdʒ i əm

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word uropygium

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


  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


Find a translation for the uropygium definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these uropygium definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"uropygium." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for uropygium?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for uropygium: