basal bristle

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

basal bristle (plural basal bristles)

  1. (ornithology) A small feather located at the base of a bird's bill that has little or no vane.

ReferencesEdit

  • Allaby, Michael. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology. pg 49. Oxford University Press. New York. 1992.
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