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brachypterous

[bruh-kip-ter-uh s]
adjective Zoology, Ornithology.
  1. 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

adjective
  1. having very short or incompletely developed wingsbrachypterous insects
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Derived Formsbrachypterism, noun
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