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uropygial

[yoo r-uh-pij-ee-uh l] /ˌyʊər əˈpɪdʒ i əl/
adjective, Ornithology
1.
of or pertaining to the uropygium.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; uropygi(um) + -al1
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  • Research in those days centered on bird migration, physiological ecology, and anatomy of the avian uropygial gland.
  • Dippers have a relatively large uropygial gland or preen gland to maintain waterproof feathers.

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