[ ap-tuh-rij-ee-uhl ]
/ ˌæp təˈrɪdʒ i əl /
having no wings, fins, or limbs, as snakes and eels.
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Words nearby apterygial
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British Dictionary definitions for apterygial
/ (ˌæptəˈrɪdʒɪəl) /
(of eels, certain insects, etc) lacking such paired limbs as wings or fins
Word Origin for apterygial
C20: from New Latin apteryx wingless creature; see apterous
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