uropygium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ouropygion, from ouro- 2ur- + pygē rump Date: 1771 the fleshy and bony prominence at the posterior extremity of a bird's body that supports the tail feathers

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  • Uropygium — U ro*pyg i*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, (corrupted form) ?; ? the end of the os sacrum + ? rump.] (Anat.) The prominence at the posterior extremity of a bird s body, which supports the feathers of the tail; the rump; sometimes called pope s nose.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uropygĭum — (v. gr.), bei Vögeln der Steiß, wo der Schwanz anfängt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • uropygium — [yoor΄ə pij′ē əm] n. pl. uropygia [yoor΄ə pij′ē ə] or uropygiums [ModL < Gr ouropygion, altered (infl. by oura, tail: see URO 2) < orrhopygion < orrhos, end of the os sacrum + pygē, rump] the hump at the rear extremity of a bird s body,… …   English World dictionary

  • Uropygium — antuodegis statusas T sritis topografinė išorės anatomija atitikmenys: lot. Uropygium ryšiai: platesnis terminas – uodega sinonimas – pasturgalis …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • uropygium — /yoor euh pij ee euhm/, n. Ornith. the projecting terminal portion of a bird s body, from which the tail feathers spring. [1805 15; < NL < Gk ouropýgion, var. (with ouro URO 2) of orropýgion, equiv. to orro , comb. form of órros sacral bone +… …   Universalium

  • uropygium — noun /jʊərəˈpɪʤɪəm/ The posterior part of a birds body from which the tail feathers grow …   Wiktionary

  • uropygium — [ˌjʊərə(ʊ) pɪdʒɪəm] noun Zoology the rump of a bird. Derivatives uropygial adjective Origin C18: via med. L. from Gk ouropugion …   English new terms dictionary

  • uropygium — uro·pyg·i·um …   English syllables

  • uropygium — u•ro•pyg•i•um [[t]ˌyʊər əˈpɪdʒ i əm[/t]] n. orn the projecting terminal portion of a bird s body, from which the tail feathers spring • Etymology: 1805–15; < NL < Gk órros sacral bone +pȳg(ḗ) rump, buttocks + ion n. suffix …   From formal English to slang

  • uropygium — /jurəˈpɪdʒiəm/ (say yoohruh pijeeuhm) noun the projecting terminal portion of a bird s body, from which the tail feathers spring. {Medieval Latin, from Greek ouropygion} …   Australian English dictionary

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