(?), a. [Gr. the rump.] (Anat.) Situated in the region of the rump, or posterior end of the backbone; -- applied especially to the posterior median plates in the carapace of chelonians.
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(?), } [L. pygargus, Gr. , literally, white rump; the rump + white: cf. F. pygargue.] 1. (Zol.) A quadruped, probably the addax, an antelope having a white rump. Deut. xiv. 5.
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2. (Zol.) (a) The female of the hen harrier. (b) The sea eagle.
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(?), n.;
pl. Pygidia (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. , dim. of the rump.] (Zol.) The caudal plate of trilobites, crustacean, and certain insects. See Illust. of Limulus and Trilobite.
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(?), } a. [L. pygmaeus. See Pygmy.] Of or pertaining to a pygmy; resembling a pygmy or dwarf; dwarfish; very small. " Like that Pygmean race." Milton.
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Pygmy antelope (Zol.), the kleeneboc. -- Pygmy goose (Zol.), any species of very small geese of the genus Nettapus, native of Africa, India, and Australia. -- Pygmy owl (Zol.), the gnome. -- Pygmy parrot (Zol.), any one of several species of very small green parrots (Nasitern), native of New Guinea and adjacent islands. They are not larger than sparrows.
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