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Pronunciation: wing


  1. One of the vertebrate forelimbs adapted for flying, as in bats and birds.
  2. Any appendage adapted for flying, as in insects.
  3. Any flattened, laterally projecting process.

Synonym(s): ala1

[Fr. Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vaenger, wing]

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