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filoplume

[fil-uh-ploom, fahy-luh-] /ˈfɪl əˌplum, ˈfaɪ lə-/
noun, Ornithology
1.
a specialized, hairlike feather having a slender shaft with few or no barbs.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin filopluma, equivalent to Latin fīl(um) a thread + -o- -o- + plūma plume
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filoplume

/ˈfɪləˌpluːm; ˈfaɪ-/
noun
1.
(ornithol) any of the hairlike feathers that lack vanes and occur between the contour feathers
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin fīloplūma, from Latin fīlum thread + plūma feather
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