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remex

[ree-meks]
noun, plural rem·i·ges [rem-i-jeez] /ˈrɛm ɪˌdʒiz/. Ornithology.
  1. 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
Related formsre·mig·i·al [ri-mij-ee-uh l] /rɪˈmɪdʒ i əl/, adjective
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remex

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

Word Origin for remex

C18: from Latin: a rower, from rēmus oar
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