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Flight feathers.Compare with rectrices
plume, quillView synonyms
- ‘The excellent fossil remains of feathers from the several specimens of Archaeopteryx are remiges and rectrices.’
- ‘I cut each of the primary remiges 3 cm shorter, measuring from the tip and perpendicular to the long axis.’
- ‘Wing area was reduced by taping primary remiges five to seven (counted ascendingly).’
Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally rowers, based on remus oar.
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