Zoology. having four wings or winglike appendages.
Botany. having four winglike appendages.
Origin of tetrapterous
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Historical Examples of tetrapterous
Radial spines stout, tetrapterous, prismatic, in the outer part longer than in the inner.
(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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