Definition of tectrix in English:

tectrix

Syllabification: tec·trix
Pronunciation: /ˈtekˌtriks
 
/

noun (plural tectrices /-ˌtrisēz/)

Ornithology
A covert of a bird.
More example sentences
  • Feathers which cover and help mould the shape of the bird are called tetrices.
  • The massive and gaudy tail feathers of the Peacock are the tetrices or coverts, the retrices are brown and relatively short and are used to support the fan.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin tect- 'covered', from the verb tegere.

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