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


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