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Meaning of UROPYGIUM

Pronunciation:  `yûru'pijeeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow
 

UROPYGIUM is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

 See Also: bird, tail

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\U`ro*pyg"i*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, (corrupted form)
?; ? the end of the os sacrum + ? rump.] (Anat.)
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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