Patagium
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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  • Patagium — on a flying squirrel. In bats, the skin forming the surface of the wing. It is an extension of the skin of the abdomen that runs to the tip of each digit, uniting the forelimb with the body. The patagium of a bat has four distinct parts:… …   Wikipedia

  • PATAGIUM — memoratum Plauto Epidic. Act. 2. Sc. 2. v. 46. ubi muliebris luxus censuram facunde agit Senex Comicus, cum inter alia recenset, Tunicam vallam, tunicam spissam, linteolum caesitium, Indusiatam, patagiatam, caltulam etc. Nonius interpretatur… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • patagium — ● patagium nom masculin (latin patagium, frange) Membrane latérale continue reliant le cou aux membres et à la queue de certains animaux et permettant le vol plané (écureuils, marsupiaux volants) ou battu (ptérosaures, chauves souris) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Patagĭum — Patagĭum, soviel wie Flughaut (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Patagium —   [lateinisch] das, s/...gi|en, die Flughaut der Wirbeltiere …   Universal-Lexikon

  • patagium — [pə tā′jē əm] n. pl. patagia [pə tā′jēə] [ModL < L, gold edging of a tunic, border < Gr patageion < patagein, to rustle] 1. a fold of skin between the fore and hind limbs of bats, flying squirrels, etc., enabling them to fly or glide… …   English World dictionary

  • Patagium — Der Flügel der ausgestorbenen Flugsaurier (1) und der Fledertiere (2) wird von einer Membran gebildet. Er ist funktional analog zum Vogelflügel (3), der aus Federn besteht. Als Flughaut (Patagium), auch Flug oder Gleitmembran wird eine als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • patagium — n.; pl. patagia [L. patagium, border] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. In Lepidoptera, a pair of articulated, thin, lobelike erectile expansions (overlapping plates) of the prothorax. 2. For Culicidae, see antepronotum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • patagium — /peuh tay jee euhm/, n., pl. patagia / jee euh/. 1. a wing membrane, as of a bat. 2. the extensible fold of skin of certain insects or of a gliding mammal or reptile, as a flying squirrel. 3. either of two small processes on the anterior thorax,… …   Universalium

  • Patagium — Pa|ta|gi|um das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <aus lat. patagium »Borte«> die Flughaut der Wirbeltiere (z. B. der Fledermäuse; Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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