[ ek-soh-ter-i-goht ]
/ ˌɛk soʊˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt /


belonging or pertaining to the class Exopterygota, comprising the insects that undergo incomplete metamorphosis.


an exopterygote insect.

Nearby words

  1. exophytic,
  2. exoplanet,
  3. exoplasm,
  4. exopod,
  5. exopodite,
  6. exor.,
  7. exorable,
  8. exorbitance,
  9. exorbitant,
  10. exorcise

Origin of exopterygote

< New Latin Exopterygota, equivalent to exo- exo- + Greek pterygōtá, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged

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Examples from the Web for exopterygote

  • 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