Definition of remex in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌmeks/

noun (plural remiges /ˈrēˌmiˌjēz/)

A flight feather. Compare with rectrix.
Example sentences
  • The remiges have similarly colored outer edges, but the rest of each remex is slatier and darker.
  • Then, by laying the remex along the length of the ruler, its length was measured to the nearest millimeter.


Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally 'rower', based on remus 'oar'.

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Syllabification: re·mex

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