[ ek-soh-ter-i-goht ]

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

  1. an exopterygote insect.

Origin of exopterygote

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

Words Nearby exopterygote

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How to use exopterygote in a sentence

  • 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