Definition of hind wing in English:

hind wing

Syllabification: hind wing
(also hindwing)

noun

Either of the two back wings of a four-winged insect.
More example sentences
  • Halteres are the tiny club-shaped hindwings characteristic of all flies.
  • Ancient Wings allows users to see how the ventral hindwing of 54 butterflies in the genus Bicyclus have changed over time.
  • The hindwings are usually so decayed as to be unrecognizable.

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