Definition of Apteria

1. n. pl. Naked spaces between the feathered areas of birds. See Pteryliæ.



Definition of Apteria

1. Noun. (zoology) Naked spaces between the feathered areas of birds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apteria

1. apterium [n] - See also: apterium

Medical Definition of Apteria

1. Naked spaces between the feathered areas of birds. See Pteryliae. Origin: NL. See Aptera. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apteria

apso
apsos
apt
apt(p)
apt.
aptable
aptamer
aptamers
aptazapine
apted
apter
aptera
apteral
apteran
apterans
apteria (current term)
apterism
apterisms
apterium
apterous
aptery
apteryges
apterygial
apterygote
apteryx
apteryxes
aptest
apthous ulcers
apthovirus
aptiganel

Literary usage of Apteria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1901)
"Adult without apteria or oil-gland ; plumage soft and lax, intermediate between down ... If distinct apteria are wanting, the oil-gland is well developed. ..."

2. Icones Plantarum: Or Figures, with Brief Descriptive Characters and Remarks ...by William Jackson Hooker by William Jackson Hooker (1844)
"I must confess that while preparing the analysis of this species, I did not at first recognize it as the original apteria of Nuttall ; but after a most ..."

3. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"These apteria are best seen on the abdomen and on the sides of the neck in many birds. Although struthious birds are also commonly said to be uniformly ..."

4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1893)
"Both Swift and Humming-bird have apteria on the nape and on the inferior surface of the neck, and although Dr. Shufeldt says these are " never present in ..."

5. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1843)
"These five species, together with another discovered by Mr. Schom- burgk in British Guinea, and Nuttall's apteria setacea, are divided into three genera, ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"... and apteria arc figured in the embryo ostrich and referred to in tho description of the figures by Miss B. Lindsay, ' Zool. Soc. ..."

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