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Fun fact! "Aftershaft" is the only word in English that begins and ends with the letters "aft".
Definition of the noun aftershaft
What does aftershaft mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: aftershafts
- a supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds
Alternative definition of the noun aftershaft
- [ornithology] An accessory plume arising from the posterior of the contour feathers of many birds.
- synonym: hypoptilum
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for aftershaft
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A Dictionary of Zoology (2014)
by Michael Allaby
afterfeather See AFTERSHAFT. aftershaft (afterfeather, hypoptile) A ...
A Dictionary of Birds (2013)
by Bruce Campbell, Elizabeth Lack
AF TERFEATHER: (also called aftershaft). This is a structure resem' bling a feather in miniature attached to the underside of a feather at the superior umbilicus.
The Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)
by Peter Weaver
Aftershaft A small feather which is an offshoot of a larger one. Agonistic display See ANTAGoNISTIC DISPLAY. Aigrette A loose, elongated ornamental PLUME, seen, for example, on the BACK of the Grey Heron Ardea cinerea. Air sac A cavity ...
A Dictionary of Biology (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine
There is often a small second vane, the aftershaft, near the base of the feather. contraception See birth control. contractile root Any of the modified adventitious roots that develop from the ...
A Dictionary of Science (2010)
by Elizabeth A. Martin
There is often a small second vane, the aftershaft, near the base of the feather. contraception SeeBIRTH CONTROL. contractile root Any of the modified adventitious roots that develop from the base of the stem of a bulb or corm. The new bulb ...
by Paul A. Rees
Afrotropical region See FAUNAL REGIONS aftershaft A secondfeathergrowingfromthemainshaft at thebaseofthevane. Important in insulationinsometaxa,e.g.grouseandquail. agar plate A Petri dish containing agar as a growth medium for ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
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Video shows what aftershaft means. An accessory plume arising from the posterior of the contour feathers of many birds.. aftershaft synonyms: hypoptilum, ...
Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1S1H4A1F4T1
The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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