Definition of Aftershaft. Meaning of Aftershaft. Synonyms of Aftershaft

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Definition of Aftershaft

Aftershaft
Aftershaft Aft"er*shaft`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The hypoptilum.
aftershaft
Hypoptilum Hy*pop"ti*lum, n.; pl. L. Hypoptila, E. Hypoptilums. [NL., fr. Gr. "ypo` beneath + ? down.] (Zo["o]l.) An accessory plume arising from the posterior side of the stem of the contour feathers of many birds; -- called also aftershaft. See Illust. of Feather.

Meaning of Aftershaft from wikipedia

- strong, and flattened, tapering to a fine point, abruptly. In general, the aftershaft is absent; however, small ones on some tail and wing feathers may be present...
- and their eyes have a reduced pecten. Their feathers lack barbules and aftershafts, and they have large vibrissae around the gape. They have 13 flight feathers...
- Its palate is also distinctive, and its feathers have no barbules or aftershaft. Other features that are similar to only the other kiwi is a weak gizzard...
- Their feathers are similar to those of ostriches, in that they have no aftershaft. Their plumage is spotted brown and white, and the upper part of their...
- with reddish brown. It has no preen gland, and its feathers have no aftershafts and no barbules. There are large vibrissae around its gape, and it has...
- It has a plumage composed of soft, hair-like feathers, which have no aftershafts. The plumage can range from charcoal grey to light brown. They have large...
- white mottling, and are shaggy looking.[full citation needed] They lack aftershafts and barbules. They have large vibrissae feathers around the gape. They...
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