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A winglike membrane.
[L. a gold edging on a woman's gown]
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patagium(pa-ta'je-um) plural.patagia [L.]
A weblike membrane.See: pterygium
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- a membrane of skin stretched on the wing of a bird or bat, or between the fore and hindlimbs of a flying squirrel to form the parachute.
- (in some insects) a projection on each side of the prothorax.
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