patagium


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patagium

[pə′tā·jē·əm]
(vertebrate zoology)
A membrane or fold of skin extending between the forelimbs and hindlimbs of flying squirrels, flying lizards, and other arboreal animals.
A membrane or fold of skin on a bird's wing anterior to the humeral and radioulnar bones.
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A technique used to secure topical dressing materials and prevent movement of the patagium in an African grey parrot with a nonhealing SCUD lesion.
2), and was also well away from the flight muscles and any major blood vessels (alcohol gel was used to smooth feathers, allowing clear visual assessment of the patagium).
Thorax: Patagium and mesonotum dark brown with purplish luster; tegulae white, suffused with dark brown basally and distally.
Instead, the animal coasts between trees using a skin membrane attached to its hands and feet called a patagium.
It is important that the volume is administered slowly and the site massaged to prevent pooling in the patagium. Isotonic fluids are given for the treatment of dehydration and shock.
Thorax: Dorsally white; patagium and tegula white, a few specimens with tegula grey and metathorax dorsally grey.
The basic mechanism behind--or, rather, beneath--the animal's aeronautic engineering is a loose, fur-covered flap of skin called a patagium that extends along each side of its body from front ankle to rear ankle.
The patagium was wiped clean and locally disinfected with a sanitary towel soaked in 96% alcohol to prevent infections.
Their aerial abilities are made possible by a loose fold of skin, called the patagium, that spans from wrists to ankles.