- belonging or pertaining to the class Exopterygota, comprising the insects that undergo incomplete metamorphosis.
- an exopterygote insect.
Origin of exopterygote
< New Latin Exopterygota, equivalent to exo- exo- + Greek pterygōtá, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged
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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