plural noun (singular remex /ˈriːmɛks/)Ornithology
Flight feathers. Compare with rectrices.
- The excellent fossil remains of feathers from the several specimens of Archaeopteryx are remiges and rectrices.
- Wing area was reduced by taping primary remiges five to seven (counted ascendingly).
- I cut each of the primary remiges 3 cm shorter, measuring from the tip and perpendicular to the long axis.
Mid 18th century: from Latin, literally 'rowers', based on remus 'oar'.
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