brachypterous

[bruh-kip-ter-uh s]

adjective Zoology, Ornithology.

having short wings.

Nearby words

  1. brachymetacarpia,
  2. brachymetatarsia,
  3. brachyodont,
  4. brachypellic pelvis,
  5. brachyphalangia,
  6. brachystomatous,
  7. brachysyndactyly,
  8. brachytelephalangia,
  9. brachytherapy,
  10. brachyuran

Origin of brachypterous

First recorded in 1835–45; brachy- + -pterous

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British Dictionary definitions for brachypterous

brachypterous

adjective

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

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