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endopterygote

[ en-doh-ter-i-goht ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt /
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adjective

belonging or pertaining to the superorder Endopterygota, comprising the insects that undergo complete metamorphosis.

noun

an endopterygote insect.

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Origin of endopterygote

First recorded in 1925–30, endopterygote is from the New Latin word Endopterygota a group of insects. See endo-, pterygote
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