Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The arrangement or disposition of ptilosis; the plumage of a bird, considered with reference to the manner in which the feathers are implanted in the skin in definite pterylæ; the mode of feathering; the distribution of the feathers in tracts. It differs from
ptilosisin that the latter relates to the character of the plumage itself, not to its disposition upon the body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The arrangement of feathers in definite areas.
“The late Professor Garrod finds that "from considerations of pterylosis, visceral anatomy, myology, and osteology the screamer cannot be placed along with the Anserine birds.”
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relating to or having wings
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