A feather lacking a vane and having a rudimentary rachis and a tuft of non-interlocked barbs with elongated barbules extending from the calamus. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_feather http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/feather_evolution.htm ]

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Term information

definition
  • A feather lacking a vane and having a rudimentary rachis and a tuft of non-interlocked barbs with elongated barbules extending from the calamus.
has exact synonym
  • downy feather
  • plumulaceous feather
  • plumaceous feather
has narrow synonym
  • powder down feather
  • natal down feather
  • body down feather
id
  • UBERON:0008291

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