Crissum
Crissum Cris"sum (kr?s"s?m),, n.; pl. {Crissa} (-s?). [NL.; cf. L. crisso to move the haunches.] (Zo["o]l.) That part of a bird, or the feathers, surrounding the cloacal opening; the under tail coverts. [1913 Webster]

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  • Crissum — (lat.), Untersteiß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • crissum — [kris′əm] n. pl. crissa [kris′ə] [ModL < L crissare, for crisare, to move the haunches < IE * (s)kreit < base * (s)ker , to turn > L curvus: see CURVE] 1. the area under the tail of a bird, around the cloacal opening 2. the feathers… …   English World dictionary

  • Crissum — sritis aplink kloakos angą statusas T sritis topografinė išorės anatomija atitikmenys: lot. Crissum ryšiai: platesnis terminas – pilvinė liemens dalis sinonimas – apykloakis …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • crissum — /kris euhm/, n., pl. crissa /kris euh/. Ornith. 1. the region surrounding the cloacal opening beneath the tail of a bird. 2. the feathers of this region collectively. [1870 75; < NL, equiv. to L criss(are) to move the haunches + um n. suffix] * * …   Universalium

  • crissum — noun The area of feathers on a bird that surround its cloaca …   Wiktionary

  • crissum — cris·sum …   English syllables

  • crissum — cris•sum [[t]ˈkrɪs əm[/t]] n. pl. cris•sa [[t]ˈkrɪs ə[/t]] 1) orn the region surrounding the cloacal opening beneath the tail of a bird 2) orn the feathers of this region collectively • Etymology: 1870–75; < NL, der. of L crissāre to move the… …   From formal English to slang

  • crissum — A general term for the anus of a bird …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • crissum — /ˈkrɪsəm/ (say krisuhm) noun (plural crissa /ˈkrɪsə/ (say krisuh)) 1. the region surrounding the cloacal opening beneath the tail of a bird. 2. the feathers of this region collectively. {New Latin, from Latin crissāre move the haunches} …   Australian English dictionary

  • crissum — …   Useful english dictionary

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