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apterygote

[ ap-ter-i-goht, ap-ter- ]
/ æpˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt, ˈæp tər- /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Apterygota, a subclass of primitive wingless insects that undergo little or no metamorphosis.
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Also ap·ter·y·go·tous [ap-ter-i-goh-tuhs]. /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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