nounpl. -·ia or -·iums
the hump at the rear extremity of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers grow
Origin of uropygiumModern Latin from Classical Greek ouropygion, altered (infl. by oura, tail: see uro-) from orrhopygion from orrhos, end of the os sacrum + pyg?, rump: see steatopygia
The posterior part of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers grow.
Origin of uropygiumNew Latin ūropygium from Greek ouropugion ouro- tail ; see uro- 2. pugē rump
Mediaeval Latin, from Ancient Greek Î¿á½ÏÎ¿Ï€ÏÎ³Î¹Î¿Î½ (ouropugion, “tail feathers").