Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

apterygial

[ap-tuh-rij-ee-uh l] /ˌæp təˈrɪdʒ i əl/
adjective, Zoology.
1.
having no wings, fins, or limbs, as snakes and eels.
Origin of apterygial
1900-1905
1900-05; a-6 + Greek pteryg- (stem of ptéryx wing) + -ial
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for apterygial

apterygial

/ˌæptəˈrɪdʒɪəl/
adjective
1.
(of eels, certain insects, etc) lacking such paired limbs as wings or fins
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin apteryx wingless creature; see apterous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for apterygial

Word Value for apterygial

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends