plural noun
Ap·​ter·​y·​go·​ta | \ (ˌ)apˌterəˈgōtə, ¦āˌte- \

Definition of Apterygota

: a subclass of Insecta comprising primitive insects that are presumed never to have developed wings and have no conspicuous metamorphosis — compare pterygota

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New Latin, from a- entry 2 + Pterygota

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“Apterygota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apterygota. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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