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brachypterous

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adjective bra·chyp·ter·ous \bra-ˈkip-tə-rəs\

Definition of brachypterous

  1. :  having rudimentary or abnormally small wings <brachypterous insects>



Origin of brachypterous

Greek brachypteros, from brachy- + pteron wing — more at feather


First Known Use: 1842


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