Hypoptila
Hypoptilum Hy*pop"ti*lum, n.; pl. L. {Hypoptila}, E. {Hypoptilums}. [NL., fr. Gr. "ypo` beneath + ? down.] (Zo["o]l.) An accessory plume arising from the posterior side of the stem of the contour feathers of many birds; -- called also {aftershaft}. See Illust. of {Feather}. [1913 Webster]

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  • aftershaft — Hypoptilum Hy*pop ti*lum, n.; pl. L. {Hypoptila}, E. {Hypoptilums}. [NL., fr. Gr. ypo beneath + ? down.] (Zo[ o]l.) An accessory plume arising from the posterior side of the stem of the contour feathers of many birds; called also {aftershaft}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypoptilum — Hy*pop ti*lum, n.; pl. L. {Hypoptila}, E. {Hypoptilums}. [NL., fr. Gr. ypo beneath + ? down.] (Zo[ o]l.) An accessory plume arising from the posterior side of the stem of the contour feathers of many birds; called also {aftershaft}. See Illust.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypoptilums — Hypoptilum Hy*pop ti*lum, n.; pl. L. {Hypoptila}, E. {Hypoptilums}. [NL., fr. Gr. ypo beneath + ? down.] (Zo[ o]l.) An accessory plume arising from the posterior side of the stem of the contour feathers of many birds; called also {aftershaft}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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