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aftershaft

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

  1. a supplementary feather (usually small) on the underside of the base of the shaft of some feathers in some birds
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic words: feather / plumage / plume = the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Alternative definition of the noun aftershaft

noun

  1. [ornithology] An accessory plume arising from the posterior of the contour feathers of many birds.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

afterfeather See AFTERSHAFT. aftershaft (afterfeather, hypoptile) A ...

Google previewA 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.

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

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 ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

aftershaft Vertebrate.

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Aftershaft Meaning

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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