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pterygote

[ ter-i-goht ]
/ ˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the arthropod subclass Pterygota, comprising the winged insects.
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Also pte·ryg·o·tous [tuh-rig-uh-tuhs]. /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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