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flight feather

n.
Any of the comparatively large, stiff feathers of a bird's wing or tail that are necessary for flight.
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"[...] era egli stesso / a se stesso nocchier, remige, e nave", Baldi, Il Leandro di Museo, cit., vv.
Taiho Pharmaceutical has made use of the Remiges BioPharma Fund I as a platform for open innovation with academia, research institutions, and startups in the early stages of development in the US and Europe.
Japanese pharma company Taiho Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement to invest up to USD30m in Remiges Biopharma Fund II LP, a biopharma venture capital fund formed by Remiges Ventures Inc.
Feathers of both species were collected from the primary remiges, cut close to its base with stainless steel scissors.
De la mi-juillet jusqu'au mois de septembre, de 10000 a 30000 hareldes kakawis (Clangula hyemalis) se servent des systemes de lagunes du centre de la mer de Beaufort pour la mue de leurs remiges. On en sait peu au sujet de leurs comportements et de leurs habitudes de recherche de nourriture pendant cette periode sans vol.
An adult Ancient Murrelet beached in September 1976 (Alaska Peninsula) and a probable second-year murrelet beached in July 1987 (Oregon) were synchronously molting remiges. Adults in family groups, collected in July 1920 (southeast Alaska) and July 1948 (British Columbia), and observed in July 2009 (British Columbia), were not molting remiges, although an adult observed with a family group on 18 July 1971 (British Columbia) may have commenced molt.
The family usually inhabits the ventral and dorsal portions of remiges and rectrices, which are easy-to-sample microhabitats for those examining birds (Proctor, 2003).
We determined age class by comparing pigmentation patterns of the two outermost primaries (9 and 10) to adjacent remiges. Yearlings (i.e.