[ ter-i-goht ]
/ ˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019