Definition of Uropygial. Meaning of Uropygial. Synonyms of Uropygial

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Definition of Uropygial

Uropygial
Uropygial U`ro*pyg"i*al, a. [See Uropygium.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the uropygium, or prominence at the base of the tail feathers, in birds. Uropygial gland, a peculiar sebaceous gland at the base of the tail feathers in most birds. It secretes an oily fluid which is spread over the feathers by preening.

Meaning of Uropygial from wikipedia

- The uropygial gland, informally known as the preen gland or the oil gland, is a bilobed sebaceous gland possessed by the majority of birds used to distribute...
- for cooking. It has a swollen appearance because it also contains the uropygial gland that produces preen oil. Pygostyles probably began to evolve very...
- become brittle. To facilitate that care, many bird species have a preen or uropygial gland, which opens above the base of the tail feathers and secretes a...
- the uropygial gland also contain carotenoids. During the breeding season, greater flamingos increase the frequency of their spreading uropygial secretions...
- Hoopoes have well-developed anti-predator defences in the nest. The uropygial gland of the incubating and brooding female is quickly modified to produce...
- to brush away foreign particles and to apply waxy secretions from the uropygial gland; these secretions protect the feathers' flexibility and act as an...
- antiparasitic defense—such as stronger T cell immune response or larger uropygial glands—harbor more taxa of Amblyceran lice than others. Reductions in...
- members of the same species, using the scent produced by the uropygial gland secretion. Uropygial secretion composition is known to differ among individuals...
- birds, feather colors may be created, or altered, by secretions from the uropygial gland, also called the preen gland. The yellow bill colors of many hornbills...
- Preen gland, also called the uropygial gland, an oil gland found in many bird species Preen oil, an oil made by the uropygial gland found in many bird species...