Definitions

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  • n. The arrangement of feathers in definite areas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The arrangement of feathers in definite areas.

from The 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.

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Examples

  • 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."

    The Naturalist in La Plata

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