Pennaceous
Pennaceous Pen"na"ceous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Like or pertaining to a normal feather. [1913 Webster]

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  • pennaceous — adj. [L. penna, feather] Resembling a feather, as a marking; penniform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pennaceous — /peuh nay sheuhs/, adj. having the texture of a penna; not downy. [1855 60; < NL pennaceus. See PENNA, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • pennaceous — adjective having the structure of a normal feather …   Wiktionary

  • pennaceous — pen·na·ceous …   English syllables

  • pennaceous — pəˈnāshəs adjective Etymology: New Latin pennaceus, from Latin penna + aceus aceous : of, being, or resembling a penna …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pennaceous feather — Pennaceous feathers are also known as contour feathers. This type of feather is present in most modern birds, and has been shown in some species of maniraptoran dinosaurs. pennaceous feathers has a stalk or quill , its basal part called calamus… …   Wikipedia

  • Feathered dinosaurs — The realization that dinosaurs are closely related to birds raised the obvious possibility of feathered dinosaurs. Fossils of Archaeopteryx include well preserved feathers, but it was not until the early 1990s that clearly nonavian dinosaur… …   Wikipedia

  • Feathered dinosaur — Artist s impression of Anchiornis, illustrating feather arrangement and colors The realization that dinosaurs are closely related to birds raised the obvious possibility of feathered dinosaurs. Fossils of Archaeopteryx include well preserved… …   Wikipedia

  • Feather — For other uses, see Feather (disambiguation). Feather variations Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds and some theropod dinosaurs. They are considered the most complex… …   Wikipedia

  • Dromaeosauridae — Deuterostomia Dromaeosaurids Temporal range: Middle Jurassic – Late Cretaceous, 164–65.5 Ma …   Wikipedia

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