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

Definition of Apterygota

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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