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pa•ta•gi•um



Pronunciation: (pu-tā'jē-um), [key]
n.,
pl. -gi•aPronunciation: (-jē-u). [key]

1. a wing membrane, as of a bat.
2. the extensible fold of skin of certain insects or of a gliding mammal or reptile, as a flying squirrel.
3. either of two small processes on the anterior thorax, found esp. among butterflies and moths.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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