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podotheca

[pod-uh-thee-kuh] /ˌpɒd əˈθi kə/
noun, plural podothecae
[pod-uh-thee-see] /ˌpɒd əˈθi si/ (Show IPA).
Ornithology
1.
the horny integument covering unfeathered portions of the legs and toes of most birds.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin; see podo-, theca
Related forms
podothecal, adjective
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