Variant of patagium
- a fold of skin between the fore and hind limbs of bats, flying squirrels, etc., enabling them to fly or glide through the air
- a fold of skin between the shoulder and forepart of a bird's wing
Origin: ModL from L, gold edging of a tunic, border from Glassical Greek patageion from patagein, to rustle
- patagial adjective
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