[ te-trap-ter-uhs ]
/ tɛˈtræp tər əs /
Zoology. having four wings or winglike appendages.
Botany. having four winglike appendages.
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Radial spines stout, tetrapterous, prismatic, in the outer part longer than in the inner.
British Dictionary definitions for tetrapterous
/ (tɛˈtræptərəs) /
(of certain insects) having four wings
biology having four winglike extensions or parts
Word Origin for tetrapterous
C19: from New Latin tetrapterus, from Greek tetrapteros, from tetra- + pteron wing
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