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Definition of Tectrices

Tectrices
Tectrices Tec"tri*ces, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. tegere, tectum, to cover.] (Zo["o]l.) The wing coverts of a bird. See Covert, and Illust. of Bird.

Meaning of Tectrices from wikipedia

- or tectrix on a bird is one of a set of feathers, called coverts (or tectrices), which, as the name implies, cover other feathers. The coverts help to...
- protected by a layer of non-flight feathers called covert feathers or tectrices (singular tectrix), at least one layer of them both above and beneath...
- encircled by a continuous row of nuclei. coverts Also, covert feathers; tectrices – singular: tectrix. A layer of non-flight feathers overlaying and protecting...
- digestif et le Régime alimentaire des Oiseaux. Hermann, 1911. Le Poids des tectrices chez les oiseaux carinatés. Imprimerie Nationale, 1912. Les caractéristiques...