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penna

(pĕn′ə)
n. pl. pennae (pĕn′ē)
A contour feather of a bird, as distinguished from a down feather or a plume.

pen·na′ceous (pĕ-nā′shəs) adj.
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In this case, several fragments of pennaceous type feathers were also available for comparison with a collection of museum study skins.
It was possible to make one species-level identification of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) from the pillow sample because small fragments of the distal pennaceous feather were present in the sample (Fig.