Definition of remigial in English:

remigial

adjective

  • 1Chiefly Ornithology. Of or relating to structures in a bird's wing (or tail); (in later use) specifically of or relating to the remiges of a bird's wing.

  • 2Entomology. Of or relating to the remigium of an insect wing.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Dallington (b. 1561), author and courtier. Originally from classical Latin rēmigium action of rowing + -al, after Italian remigale; compare also Italian remigio rhythmic motion of the wings of birds in flight. In later use in sense 1 from classical Latin rēmiges, plural of rēmex + -ial.

Pronunciation

remigial

/rɪˈmɪdʒɪəl/