wings (animal components)

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Scope note
Organs of flight of any flying animal, such as a bird, bat, or insect.In birds the wings are specially modified forelimbs; in bats (and the extinct pterodactyls, etc.), extensions of the skin attached to modified parts of the forelimbs; in insects, membranous expansions attached to the thorax in addition to the limbs.
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024