endopterygote

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

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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Example sentences from the Web for endopterygote

  • A few examples from other orders of endopterygote insects will illustrate this point.

    The Life-Story of Insects|Geo. H. Carpenter
  • In this way a gradual transition from the exopterygote to the endopterygote type of life-story is at least conceivable.

    The Life-Story of Insects|Geo. H. Carpenter