pterygote

[ter-i-goht]

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the arthropod subclass Pterygota, comprising the winged insects.

Also pte·ryg·o·tous [tuh-rig-uh-tuh s] /təˈrɪg ə təs/.

Origin of pterygote

1875–80; < New Latin Pterygota < Greek pterýgōta, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged, derivative of pteryg- (stem of ptéryx) wing
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