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rec·trix

 (rĕk′trĭks)
n. pl. rec·tri·ces (rĕk′trĭ-sēz′, rĕk-trī′sēz)
One of the stiff main feathers of a bird's tail, used to stabilize the bird while in flight and to control its direction.

[Latin rēctrīx, feminine of rēctor, director; see rector.]

rectrix

(ˈrɛktrɪks)
n, pl rectrices (ˈrɛktrɪˌsiːz; rɛkˈtraɪsiːz)
(Zoology) any of the large stiff feathers of a bird's tail, used in controlling the direction of flight
[C17: from Late Latin, feminine of rector governor, rector]
rectricial adj

rec•trix

(ˈrɛk trɪks)

n., pl. rec•tri•ces (rɛkˈtraɪ siz, ˈrɛk trəˌsiz)
one of the tail feathers of a bird controlling direction during flight.
[1760–70; < Latin rēctrīx, feminine of rēctor rector; see -trix]
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In conjunction with the shortening lateralis caudae, each rectrix would rotate about an axis distal to its tip, thus causing tail fanning.