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brachypterous

[ bruh-kip-ter-uhs ]
/ brəˈkɪp tər əs /
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adjective Zoology, Ornithology.
having short wings.
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Origin of brachypterous

First recorded in 1835–45; brachy- + -pterous
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British Dictionary definitions for brachypterous

brachypterous
/ (bræˈkɪptərəs) /

adjective
having very short or incompletely developed wingsbrachypterous insects

Derived forms of brachypterous

brachypterism, noun
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