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pterygote

[ter-i-goht] /ˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the arthropod subclass Pterygota, comprising the winged insects.
Also, pterygotous
[tuh-rig-uh-tuh s] /təˈrɪg ə təs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of pterygote
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin Pterygota < Greek pterýgōta, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged, derivative of pteryg- (stem of ptéryx) wing
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