a combining form meaning “having wings” of the kind or number specified: dipterous.

Words nearby -pterous

Origin of -pterous

< Greek -pteros, adj. derivative of pterón wing; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -pterous



adj combining form

indicating a specified number or type of wingsdipterous

Word Origin for -pterous

from Greek -pteros, from pteron wing
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