barbicel definition

  • noun:
    • among moment, hooked projections extending from and interlocking the barbules of a feather.
    • the hooks in the barbules of a feather that interlock adjacent barbs
    • One of the small hooklike processes regarding the barbules of feathers.
    • In ornithology, a fringing means of the third purchase of a feather; a fringe of a barbule; one of the processes with which a barbule is fringed, varying from a hamulus or hooklet in not-being recurved.
    • One of the min, hooked projections expanding from and interlocking the barbules of a feather.
    • Any of the hooks in the barbules of a feather that interlock adjacent barbs
    • One of the small hooklike procedures on the barbules of feathers.
    • In ornithology, a fringing process of the third purchase of a feather; a fringe of a barbule; one of many processes with which a barbule is fringed, differing from a hamulus or hooklet in not-being recurved.
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