Patagia
Patagium Pa*ta"gi*um, n.; pl. {Patagia}. [L., an edge or border.] 1. (Anat.) In bats, an expansion of the integument uniting the fore limb with the body and extending between the elongated fingers to form the wing; in birds, the similar fold of integument uniting the fore limb with the body. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of a pair of small vesicular organs situated at the bases of the anterior wings of lepidopterous insects. See Illust. of {Butterfly}. [1913 Webster]


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