remiges

remex

[ree-meks]
noun, plural remiges [rem-i-jeez] . Ornithology.
one of the flight feathers of the wing.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin rēmex oarsman, equivalent to rēm(us) oar + -eg- combining form of agere to drive, do (see act) + -s nominative singular ending

remigial [ri-mij-ee-uhl] , adjective
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remex (ˈriːmɛks)
 
n , pl remiges
any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing
 
[C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar]
 
remigial
 
adj

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