adjective Date: circa 1804 resembling a wing in form or lateral position

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  • winglike — /wing luyk /, adj. resembling a wing. [WING + LIKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • winglike — adjective having the characteristics of a wing Syn: alar …   Wiktionary

  • winglike — adj. resembling a wing, similar to a wing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • winglike — adjective resembling a wing in shape or position • Similar to: ↑winged …   Useful english dictionary

  • pterygoid — [ter′i goid΄] adj. 〚< Gr pteryx, gen. pterygos (see PTERYGIUM) + OID〛 1. having the form of a wing; winglike 2. designating, of, or near either of two winglike processes in the skull that descend from the sphenoid bone n …   Universalium

  • wing — /wɪŋ / (say wing) noun 1. either of the two anterior extremities, or appendages of the scapular arch or shoulder girdle, of most birds and of bats, which constitute the forelimbs and correspond to the human arms, but are adapted for flight. 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wing — [wiŋ] n. [ME winge, weng < ON vaengr (for IE base see WIND2): the word replaced OE fether, wing, FEATHER] 1. a) either of the two feathered forelimbs of a bird, fully developed for flying, as in most birds, or insufficiently developed for… …   English World dictionary

  • wing — The anterior appendage of a bird. SYN: ala (1). angel w. a deformity in which both scapulae project conspicuously. SEE ALSO: winged scapula. ashen w. SYN: vagal (nerve) trigone. w. of central lobule [TA] the lateral winglike projection of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • flyingfish — [flī′iŋ fish′] n. pl. flyingfish (see FISH) flyingfishes any of a family (Exocoetidae, order Atheriniformes) of chiefly warm water, marine bony fishes with winglike pectoral fins that enable them to glide through the air: also written flying fish …   Universalium

  • angel shark — any shark of the genus Squatina, found in warm and temperate shore waters, having a depressed, flat body and large, winglike pectoral fins. * * * ▪ fish       (genus Squatina), any of about 15 species of shark that constitute a single genus… …   Universalium

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