[ ree-meks ]
/ ˈri mɛks /
noun, plural rem·i·ges [rem-i-jeez]. /ˈrɛm ɪˌdʒiz/. Ornithology.
one of the flight feathers of the wing.
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Origin of remex
1665–75; <Latin rēmex oarsman, equivalent to rēm(us) oar + -eg- combining form of agere to drive, do (see act) + -s nominative singular ending
OTHER WORDS FROM remexre·mig·i·al [ri-mij-ee-uhl], /rɪˈmɪdʒ i əl/, adjective
Words nearby remex
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British Dictionary definitions for remex
/ (ˈriːmɛks) /
noun plural remiges (ˈrɛmɪˌdʒiːz)
any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing
Derived forms of remexremigial (rɪˈmɪdʒɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for remex
C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar
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