adjective ap·ter·ous \ˈap-tə-rəs\

Definition of APTEROUS

:  lacking wings <apterous insects>

Origin of APTEROUS

Greek apteros, from a- + pteron wing — more at feather
First Known Use: 1775


Next Word in the Dictionary: apteryPrevious Word in the Dictionary: apteriumAll Words Near: apterous
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears