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patagium

[puh-tey-jee-uh m] /pəˈteɪ dʒi əm/
noun, plural patagia
[puh-tey-jee-uh] /pəˈteɪ dʒi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a wing membrane, as of a bat.
2.
the extensible fold of skin of certain insects or of a gliding mammal or reptile, as a flying squirrel.
3.
either of two small processes on the anterior thorax, found especially among butterflies and moths.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin, special use of Latin patagium tunic border
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patagium

/pəˈteɪdʒɪəm/
noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə)
1.
a web of skin between the neck, limbs, and tail in bats and gliding mammals that functions as a wing
2.
a membranous fold of skin connecting margins of a bird's wing to the shoulder
Word Origin
C19: New Latin from Latin, from Greek patageion gold border on a tunic
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