Pa*ta"gi*um (?), n.; pl. Patagia (#). [L., an edge or border.]

1. Anat.

In bats, an expansion of the integument uniting the fore limb with the body and extending between the elongated fingers to form the wing; in birds, the similar fold of integument uniting the fore limb with the body.

2. Zool.

One of a pair of small vesicular organs situated at the bases of the anterior wings of lepidopterous insects. See Illust. of Butterfly.

 

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