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remex

[ ree-meks ]
/ ˈri mɛks /
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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 remex

re·mig·i·al [ri-mij-ee-uhl], /rɪˈmɪdʒ i əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for remex

remex
/ (ˈriːmɛks) /

noun plural remiges (ˈrɛmɪˌdʒiːz)

any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing

Derived forms of remex

remigial (rɪˈmɪdʒɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for remex

C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar
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