noun, plural rem·i·ges [rem-i-jeez] /ˈrɛm ɪˌdʒiz/. Ornithology.
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Origin of remex
OTHER WORDS FROM remexre·mig·i·al [ri-mij-ee-uh l] /rɪˈmɪdʒ i əl/, adjective
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Quill feathers of the wing (remiges) and tail (rectrices); the former are attached to the hand and forearm.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Remiges supra fuscae, ad marginem externum apicemque leviter albido-notatae; subtus pallide fuscae.
Forming a vast expansion of the bony and fleshy framework are the quills, or flight-feathers, called collectively the "remiges."Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The wing of the Penguin has nothing comparable to the remiges of other birds.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Altogether seventeen remiges are represented, of which seven correspond to primaries.