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n. pl. pa·ta·gi·a (-jē-ə)
1. A thin membrane extending between the body and a limb to form a wing or winglike extension, as in bats and flying squirrels.
2. An expandable membranous fold of skin between the wing and body of a bird.

[Latin patagium, gold edging on a woman's tunic, perhaps from Greek *patageion, from patagos, clatter, of imitative origin .]

pa·ta′gi·al (-jē-əl) adj.


(Zoology) zoology of or relating to a patagium
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Attempted photodynamic therapy against patagial squamous cell carcinoma in an African rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri).
The present report describes the tearing injury of patagial tendon, bicep muscle and propatagium in peacocks along with their surgical management.
Turkeys were sexed, classified as either juvenile or adult using ninth and tenth primary feather replacement aging techniques (Pelham and Dickson, 1992) and marked with two metal patagial wing tags (Model 681, National Band and Tag, Newport, Kentucky).
trapping and marking individual birds with leg bands, patagial wing tags, and/or radio transmitters.
Hens were mostly trapped in March or early April and individually marked with soft plastic patagial tags (Boag et al.