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remex

[ree-meks] /ˈri mɛks/
noun, plural remiges
[rem-i-jeez] /ˈrɛm ɪˌdʒiz/ (Show IPA).
Ornithology
1.
one of the flight feathers of the wing.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin rēmex oarsman, equivalent to rēm(us) oar + -eg- combining form of agere to drive, do (see act) + -s nominative singular ending
Related forms
remigial
[ri-mij-ee-uh l] /rɪˈmɪdʒ i əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for remiges

remex

/ˈriːmɛks/
noun (pl) remiges (ˈrɛmɪˌdʒiːz)
1.
any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing
Derived Forms
remigial (rɪˈmɪdʒɪəl) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar
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