Definition of Filoplumes

1. Noun. (plural of filoplume) ¹



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Definition of Filoplumes

1. filoplume [n] - See also: filoplume

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Filoplumes

filmsettings
filmstar
filmstars
filmstrip
filmstrips
filmwise
filmworthy
filmy
filmy fern
filmzine
filmzines
filo
filo pastry
filoplumaceous
filoplume
filoplumes (current term)
filopodia
filopodial
filopodium
filopressure
filos
filose
filoselle
filoselles
filovaricosis
filoviridae
filoviridae infections
filovirus
filovirus infections
filoviruses

Literary usage of Filoplumes

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"These filoplumes are present probably in all birds, and over large portions of the feathered tracts, instead of possibly proving, as Mr. Keeler suggests, ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Other kinds of feathers, as the soft and fluffy underlying downs, the hair-like, degenerate filoplumes, and scaly or wiry feathers, exhibit the absence of ..."

3. Poultry Production by William Adams Lippincott (1921)
"Singeing refers to the removing by means of a flame the hair-like feathers (filoplumes) which cannot be removed in picking, whether the bird is dry picked ..."

4. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"190, (7), with which the nestling pigeon was covered, and hair-like feathers, or filoplumes (Fig. 190,5). Down-feathers differ from contour-feathers in ..."

5. Round the Year: A Series of Short Nature-studies by Louis Compton Miall (1896)
"There are also filoplumes, feathers reduced to slender, wiry shafts with perhaps a few ... I suspect that the filoplumes help to prevent the feathers, ..."

6. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"... and no shaft is present (Fig. 472, C). Fic. 473. — Feather tracts of the pigeon. ' ' , ., (3) The filoplumes (B) pos- A, ventral; B, ..."

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