tectrix

tectrix

[tek-triks]
noun, plural tectrices [tek-truh-seez, tek-trahy-seez] . Ornithology.
covert ( def 8 ).

Origin:
1760–70; < Neo-Latin tēctrīx, equivalent to Latin teg(ere) to cover + -trīx -trix

tectricial [tek-trish-uhl] , adjective
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tectrix (ˈtɛktrɪks)
 
n , pl tectrices
(usually plural) ornithol another name for covert
 
[C19: New Latin, from Latin tector plasterer, from tegere to cover]
 
tectricial
 
adj

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