from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the muscles used in flight; a wing muscle.


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  • Mouthparts capable of crushing hard vegetable products would have facilitated the dietary shift towards a more energetically rich trophic resource such as acorns, which are able to provide the proteins and lipids necessary for enhancing cold resistance in the absence of the flight-muscle shiver mechanism.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles Jos? R. Verd? et al. 2010


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