Word of the Day – Apr. 27 – Patagium

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Noun: Patagium (puh-TAY-jee-um)

Definition:

1. The fold of skin connecting the forelimbs and hind limbs of some tetrapods (as flying squirrels).

2. The fold of skin in front of the main segments of a bird’s wing.

Sample sentence: The parrot plucked his feathers so badly that he exposed the patagium on his right wing.

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