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  • adj. Downy; bearing down.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Downy; bearing down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Downy; of or pertaining to a plumule; in ornithology, not pennaceous. See plumule.


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  • Together the results favor an evolutionary sequence of feather filaments splitting to form primitive barbs without barbules - radially symmetric downy feathers with plumulaceous barbs- bilaterally symmetric plumulaceous feathers - bilaterally symmetric pennaceous vanes - bilaterally asymmetric vanes Fig.

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