wing

(redirected from winglike)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to winglike: winged

wing

(wing),
1. One of the vertebrate forelimbs adapted for flying, as in bats and birds.
2. Any appendage adapted for flying, as in insects.
3. Any flattened, laterally projecting process.
Synonym(s): ala (1)
[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]

wing

(wĭng)
n.
1. Any of various paired movable organs of flight, as that of a bird or insect.
2. Something that resembles a wing in appearance, function, or position relative to a main body.

wing

(wing) [TA]
1. The anterior appendage of a bird.
2. anatomy Ala (q.v.).
[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]

wing

  1. either of the modified fore limbs of a bird that are covered with large feathers and specialized for flight in most species.
  2. one of the organs of flight of an insect, consisting of a membranous outgrowth from the thorax containing a network of veins.
  3. either of the organs of flight in certain other animals, especially the forelimb of a bat.

wing

(wing) [TA]
Any flattened, laterally projecting process.
Synonym(s): ala.
[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]

wing

a modified limb suitable for generating aerodynamic lift. Wing membranes or patagia are stretched between bony elements. In birds the wing surface is increased by large flight feathers (remiges) borne on the hand (primaries) or ulna (secondaries). In bats the patagia are more extensive than in birds through enlargement of the bones of the hand.

wing amputation
the extreme form of deflighting.
dropped wing
a name for Salmonella typhimurium infection in young pigeons which causes arthritis in the wing.
wing louse
lipeuruscaponis.
wing vein
cutaneous ulnar vein; on the under surface of the extended wing, the favored location for venepuncture in most avian species.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds thin walled with a few layered testa, with winglike ridges, or smooth, with vascular bundle in raphe; embryo sac on nucellar pedestal with earlike projections; embryo with 2 cotyledons.
Each about a foot long, they hovered in the water motionless, save for the slight undulations of their winglike fins.
Not only would the word kadosh be displayed in triplicate in flowing Hebrew letters, but the inscription would be carried on winglike forms, as if borne by seraphim.
Given a windy environment, a relatively smooth, open surface, and seeds with a winglike appendage, a considerable amount of seed movement would be expected.
It touched one lady's hair with its winglike fin; the lady looked around but didn't see the fish, even though it was right next to her.
Now the animal falls with the middle and left varices trailing upwards in winglike fashion, but rotated slightly clockwise by an accompanying dorsalward shift in center of mass.
She uses her winglike front flippers to drag herself across the sandy beach.
At first E resembled a tiny black moon shadow with a winglike halo and two spikes.
PHOTO : Kees Van der Westen draws his own espresso from his own "Zephyr" a relatively small, but elegant expresso machine which he built with a winglike slab of white carrara marble as a front piece.
When they flip the being over, they discover its nature: As from a gigantic, elongated oyster, a small two armed trunk emerged between the thick, fleshy folds that closed winglike around it; dangling, its knotty fingers touched the floor.
The property contains a two-level parking structure with a winglike second deck, which led to its "butterfly' name.