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
Related formsre·mig·i·al [ri-mij-ee-uh l] /rɪˈmɪdʒ i əl/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural remiges (ˈrɛmɪˌdʒiːz)
  1. any of the large flight feathers of a bird's wing
Derived Formsremigial (rɪˈmɪdʒɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for remex

C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar
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