Uropygium meaning

yo͝orə-pījē-əm, -pĭjē-
The posterior part of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers grow.
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The hump at the rear extremity of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers grow.
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The posterior part of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers grow.
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The posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow.
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Origin of uropygium

  • New Latin ūropygium from Greek ouropugion ouro- tail uro–2 pugē rump

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Mediaeval Latin, from Ancient Greek οὐροπύγιον (ouropugion, “tail feathers").

    From Wiktionary