- (of certain animals, esp some types of ant) having small reduced wings
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Micropterous, mī-krop′te-rus, adj. having short wings or fins.
Though most of the micropterous tribes (Brachyptera) have a fetid smell, yet there are some exceptions to this amongst them.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)