[ pod-uh-thee-kuh ]

noun,plural pod·o·the·cae [pod-uh-thee-see]. /ˌpɒd əˈθi si/. Ornithology.
  1. the horny integument covering unfeathered portions of the legs and toes of most birds.

Origin of podotheca

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at podo-, theca

Other words from podotheca

  • pod·o·the·cal, adjective

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