noun combining form -p·tera \-pt(ə)rə\

Definition of -ptera

  1. :  organism or organisms having (such or so many) wings or winglike parts —in taxonomic names especially in zoology Hemiptera Physaloptera

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Origin and Etymology of -ptera

New Latin, from Greek, neuter plural of -pteros -pterous

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