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Meaning of "rectrices" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RECTRICES

rectrices  [ˈrɛktrɪˌsiːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RECTRICES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rectrices is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RECTRICES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rectrices

Flight feather

Flight feathers are the long, stiff, asymmetrically shaped, but symmetrically paired pennaceous feathers on the wings or tail of a bird; those on the wings are called remiges while those on the tail are called rectrices. Their primary function is to aid in the generation of both thrust and lift, thereby enabling flight. The flight feathers of some birds have evolved to perform additional functions, generally associated with territorial displays, courtship rituals or feeding methods. In some species, these feathers have developed into long showy plumes used in visual courtship displays, while in others they create a sound during display flights. Tiny serrations on the leading edge of their remiges help owls to fly silently, while the extra-stiff rectrices of woodpeckers help them to brace against tree trunks as they hammer. Even flightless birds still retain flight feathers, though sometimes in radically modified forms. The moult of their flight feathers can cause serious problems for birds, as it can impair their ability to fly.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RECTRICES


anagnorises
ˌænəɡˈnɒrɪˌsiːz
bisectrices
baɪˈsɛktrɪˌsiːz
diereses
daɪˈɛrɪˌsiːz
generatrices
ˈdʒenəˌreɪtrɪˌsiːz
improvisatrices
ɪmˈprɒvɪˌzeɪtrɪˌsiːz
indices
ˈɪndɪˌsiːz
matrices
ˈmeɪtrɪˌsiːz
mediatrices
ˌmiːdɪˈeɪtrɪˌsiːz
moderatrices
ˌmɒdəˈreɪtrɪˌsiːz
murices
ˈmjʊərɪˌsiːz
negotiatrices
nɪˌɡəʊʃɪˈeɪtrɪˌsiːz
primogenitrices
ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒɛnɪtrɪˌsiːz
prolocutrices
prəʊˈlɒkjʊtrɪˌsiːz
protectrices
prəˈtektrɪˌsiːz
separatrices
ˌsɛpəˈreɪtrɪˌsiːz
spectatrices
spɛkˈteɪtrɪˌsiːz
tectrices
ˈtɛktrɪˌsiːz
tractrices
ˈtræktrɪˌsiːz
trisectrices
traɪˈsɛktrɪˌsiːz
varices
ˈværɪˌsiːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RECTRICES

rectiserial
rectitic
rectitis
rectitude
rectitudinous
recto
rectocele
rector
rectoral
rectorate
rectoress
rectorial
rectories
rectorship
rectory
rectricial
rectrix
rectum
rectus
rectus abdominis

WORDS THAT END LIKE RECTRICES

altrices
appendices
auspices
cicatrices
conservatrices
consolatrices
customer services
dominatrices
emergency services
executrices
financial services
food prices
house prices
juices
prosecutrices
pump prices
services
social services
the services
vertices

Synonyms and antonyms of rectrices in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «rectrices» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RECTRICES

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尾羽
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rectrices
570 millions of speakers

English

rectrices
510 millions of speakers

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rectrices
380 millions of speakers
ar

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rectrices
280 millions of speakers

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рулевых
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rectrices
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rectrices
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rectrices
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Rectrices
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rectrices
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rectrices
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rectrices
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Translator English - Javanese

Rectrices
85 millions of speakers
vi

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rectrices
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rectrices
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Translator English - Marathi

Rectrices
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rectrices
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

timoniere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sterówki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рульових
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rectrices
30 millions of speakers
el

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rectrices
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stertvere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rectrices
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rectrices
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rectrices

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RECTRICES»

The term «rectrices» is normally little used and occupies the 128.137 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RECTRICES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rectrices

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RECTRICES»

Discover the use of rectrices in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rectrices and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Blue Grouse: Their Biology and Natural History
20 rectrices, D.o. obscurus, D.o. howardi, D.o. sierrae, D.o. fuliginosus, and D.o. sitkensis, 18. Clark examined only D.o. obscurus, D.o. fuliginosus, and D.o. richardsonii and reported the same tendency for these groups, respectively. Following ...
F. C. Zwickel, James F. Bendell, 2004
2
Birds of Peru: Revised and Updated Edition
Notable for very long bills, often slightly curved, and for long, graduated tails that have elongated central rectrices. Forage by traplining. Males of some species sing at communal sites (leks); singing is accompanied by tail wagging. Inquisitive  ...
Thomas S. Schulenberg, Douglas F. Stotz, Daniel F. Lane, 2010
3
Buntings and Sparrows
though occasionally they may all be retained juvenile brownish feathers; also frequently shows similar contrast between fresh and retained juvenile rectrices. Breeding black body plumage is frequently mottled grey (beware of adult male in  ...
Clive Byers, Urban Olsson, Jon Curson, 2013
4
The Wildlife Techniques Manual: Volume 1: Research. Volume ...
Rectrices mostly black in males or tipped with light brown and/or white, depending on subspecies and age. Rectrices of females motted black and brown and 1-2 cm shorter for given age category (Zwickel and Martinsen 1967, Boag and ...
Nova J. Silvy, 2012
5
Animal Signals: Signalling and Signal Design in Animal ...
Tail markings were classified as having one or more of the following markings: plain - no tail markings; tip - pale terminal portion on all rectrices; bars - alternating pale and narrow dark marks perpendicular to the rectrix rachis, bars aligned on ...
Yngve Espmark, Trond Amundsen, Gunilla Rosenqvist, 2000
6
scientific papers of william bateson
The essential peculiarity is that the two central rectrices in both colour and pattern are of the normal male type for the basal third of their length, then female through the central third, and in the peripheral third male again. In the second rectrices ...
7
Birds of the Galapagos Archipelago
Ahove plain brown (varying from light olivebrown to deep grayish sepia), the wings and tail dusky with paler margins to the feathers (very pale on wing-coverts and tertials), the inner webs of rectrices (especially middle ones) more or less ...
Robert Ridgway
8
Directory of Australian Birds: Passerines: Passerines
1911 Pomatostomus superciliosus gilgandra (Mathews, [S] Dorsum deep greyish brown, darker on crown and blackish on upper-tail coverts; upper surface of rectrices black, white tail tips large, c 16-20mm long on outer rectrices; flanks dark ...
R Schodde, IJ Mason, 1999
9
A manual of Philippine birds
third and equal to sixth; the fourth longest; rectrices well developed, _ tail slightly rounded. Genus ORIOLUS Linnaeus, 1766. Characters the same as those given for the family. In the Philippine species the prevailing colors are yellow, black, ...
R.C. McGregor
10
Ornithology in Laboratory and Field
Modified Rectrices In woodpeckers, woodhewers, and creepers, which use their stiffened tails as supports while climbing, the barbs continue to the tip of the rachis. The terminal barbs have thick, laterally compressed rami without barbules .
Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr., 1985

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RECTRICES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rectrices is used in the context of the following news items.
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Les merveilles de la nature s'offrent aux promeneurs
... protégés, à l'instar de l'échasse blanche, qui se caractérise par un plumage uniformément blanc, exception faite de ses plumes rectrices d'un noir profond. «La Provence, Jul 15»
2
À la rencontre des oiseaux du Sénégal
Le phaéton éthéré ou paille-en-queue, appelé ainsi pour ses deux longues rectrices, est un oiseau pélagique, c'est-à-dire exclusivement présent en haute mer. «au-senegal.com, Jul 15»
3
Une chaire médicale sur le lait maternel créée à Zurich
Les travaux des deux chaires permettront de mieux aider les mères qui rencontrent des problèmes d'allaitement, souligne Robyn Owens, rectrices de l'UWA. «Le Matin Online, Jul 15»
4
Fusion des régions : le préfet préfigurateur remet sa copie au …
... (DRFIP, Direccte, Draaf, Dreal, DRJSC, Drac et Insee), des rectrices et des directrices générales des agences régionales de santé des deux régions. «Objectif News, Jun 15»
5
Prehistoric Bird Sported Feather 'Arrows' On Its Butt (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
"The rectrices exhibit a row of rounded spots, probably corresponding to some original colour pattern," researchers wrote. "The specimen supports the ... «Headlines & Global News, Jun 15»
6
Ils travaillent sur la future région
... le directeur de projet et le chef de projet, les directeurs des directions régionales (DRFIP, DIRECCTE, DRAAF, DREAL, DRJSC et DRAC), les rectrices et les ... «ladepeche.fr, May 15»
7
Archaeornithura meemannae: Earliest Known Ancestor of Modern …
“The specimens preserve fairly advanced plumage including a well-developed alula (bastard wing) and fan-shaped rectrices. Both the alula and a fan-shaped ... «Sci-News.com, May 15»
8
Otro pajarito chino
... álulas (pequeñas plumas, situadas en el borde de ataque de las alas, que favorecen la maniobrabilidad) y plumas rectrices con forma de abanico. «El Mundo, May 15»
9
New Bird Species Discovered in Brazil: Cryptic Treehunter
The tail is pale orange-rufous, with the central rectrices darker dorsally. The throat, sides of the head, supercilium and supraloral-stripe are pinkish-buff. «Sci-News.com, Nov 14»
10
Un oiseau tropical en Emblavez
L'Ara macao est un oiseau qui mesure 86 centimètres de long, dont plus de la moitié est constitué de les longues rectrices pointues typiques de tous les aras. «Zoomdici.fr, Oct 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Rectrices [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/rectrices>. Jul 2019 ».
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