[ ap-teer-ee-uhm ]

noun,plural ap·te·ri·a [ap-teer-ee-uh]. /æpˈtɪər i ə/. Ornithology.
  1. one of the featherless portions of the skin of a bird.

Origin of apterium

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at a-6, pter-, -ium

Other words from apterium

  • ap·te·ri·al, adjective

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