Apterygota

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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Origin and Etymology of apterygota

New Latin, from 2a- + Pterygota


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