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filoplume

[ fil-uh-ploom, fahy-luh- ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌplum, ˈfaɪ lə- /
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noun Ornithology.

a specialized, hairlike feather having a slender shaft with few or no barbs.

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Origin of filoplume

1880–85; <New Latin filopluma, equivalent to Latin fīl(um) a thread + -o--o- + plūmaplume
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British Dictionary definitions for filoplume

filoplume
/ (ˈfɪləˌpluːm, ˈfaɪ-) /

noun

ornithol any of the hairlike feathers that lack vanes and occur between the contour feathers
C19: from New Latin fīloplūma, from Latin fīlum thread + plūma feather
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