filoplume

filoplume

[fil-uh-ploom, fahy-luh-]
noun Ornithology.
a specialized, hairlike feather having a slender shaft with few or no barbs.

Origin:
1880–85; < Neo-Latin filopluma, equivalent to Latin fīl(um) a thread + -o- -o- + plūma plume

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filoplume (ˈfɪləˌpluːm, ˈfaɪ-)
 
n
ornithol any of the hairlike feathers that lack vanes and occur between the contour feathers
 
[C19: from New Latin fīloplūma, from Latin fīlum thread + plūma feather]

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