apterygote

[ ap-ter-i-goht, ap-ter- ]
/ æpˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt, ˈæp tər- /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Apterygota, a subclass of primitive wingless insects that undergo little or no metamorphosis.

Nearby words

  1. apt.,
  2. apteral,
  3. apterium,
  4. apterous,
  5. apterygial,
  6. apteryx,
  7. aptitude,
  8. aptitude test,
  9. aptly,
  10. aptness

Also ap·ter·y·go·tous [ap-ter-i-goh-tuh s] /æpˌtɛr ɪˈgoʊ təs/.

Origin of apterygote

< New Latin Apterygota name of the subclass, equivalent to a- a-6 + Pterygota < Greek, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged, derivative of pteryg- (stem of ptéryx) wing

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