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  • n. A small knobbed structure in some two-winged insects, one of a pair that are flapped rapidly and function as accelerometers to maintain stability in flight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight


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