Pronunciation: (ē'myOO), [key]
a large, flightless, ratite bird, Emu (Dromaius) novaehollandiae, of Australia, resembling the ostrich but smaller and having a feathered head and neck and rudimentary wings.
1. Also,emuSee electromagnetic unit.
2. Aerospace.See extravehicular mobility unit.
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