Definition of Tectrices

1. n. pl. The wing coverts of a bird. See Covert, and Illust. of Bird.



Definition of Tectrices

1. Noun. (plural of tectrix) ¹

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Definition of Tectrices

1. tectrix [n] - See also: tectrix

Medical Definition of Tectrices

1. The wing coverts of a bird. See Covert, and Illust. Of Bird. Origin: NL, fr. L. Tegere, tectum, to cover. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tectrices

tectonisms
tectonophysics
tectonostratigraphic
tectonostratigraphy
tectopontine tract
tectorial
tectorial membrane
tectorial membrane of cochlear duct
tectorium
tectosilicate
tectosilicates
tectosphere
tectospinal
tectospinal decussation
tectospinal tract
tectrices (current term)
tectrix
tectum
tectum mesencephali
tectums
tecum
tedded
tedder
teddered
teddering
tedders
teddie
teddies
tedding
teddy

Literary usage of Tectrices

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

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The upper tectrices of the wing are divided into primary and secondary, according as they ... The secondary tectrices are divided into greater, median, ..."

2. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1829)
"tectrices mediae, middle wing-coverts (M) 5. Primaria;, quills (p) 7. ... tectrices cauda> laterales,' 1. Femora, the thighs (Jig. 58. *. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"The superior caudal tectrices are pure white, terminated, however, ... The inferior alar tectrices and the axillary feathers are variegated with light ..."

4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1870)
"The Trinidad bird agrees with the latter ; but it has the two white cross bands on the tectrices and the white margins on the primaries as strongly marked ..."

5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1882)
"Ailes noirâtres, ù tectrices bordées à l'extrémité de jaunâtre ; les bordures externes des rémiges fines de la couleur du dos, et celles des primaires ..."

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