Definition of Patagium

1. n. In bats, an expansion of the integument uniting the fore limb with the body and extending between the elongated fingers to form the wing; in birds, the similar fold of integument uniting the fore limb with the body.



Definition of Patagium

1. Noun. The thin membrane that extends between the limbs and body of a bat or of gliding mammals ¹

2. Noun. A similar membrane between the body and wing of a bird ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patagium

1. a wing membrane of a bat [n -GIA]

Medical Definition of Patagium

1. 1. In bats, an expansion of the integument uniting the fore limb with the body and extending between the elongated fingers to form the wing; in birds, the similar fold of integument uniting the fore limb with the body. 2. One of a pair of small vesicular organs situated at the bases of the anterior wings of lepidopterous insects. Origin: L, an edge or border. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patagium

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Literary usage of Patagium

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1. Manual of antenatal pathology and hygiene by John William Ballantyne (1904)
"... Hygroma of the Neck: Cysts of the Thyroid and of Aberrant Thyroids : Median Fissure of the Neck : Cervical patagium : Cervical Ribs : Malformations of ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1903)
"Such being the relation of the patagium of lemurs, marsupials and rodents ... ou the theory of descent, the patagium of Pteropus might be derived from that ..."

3. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"The long fringing hairs borne by the patagium, together with those on either ... Anomalurus has a well developed patagium extending from wrist to ankle but ..."

4. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"On the anterior or pre-axial border of the limb a fold of skin stretches between the upper arm and the fore-arm ; this is the alar membrane or pre-patagium ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"In this genus the patagium is well developed and is supported by a cartilaginous process of the olecranon. The membrane extends from the carpus to the ..."

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