aptera

noun \ " \

Definition of aptera

plural apterae \-əˌrē\
:a wingless parthenogenetic female aphid that lives on the definitive host plants producing other generations of like aphids and later a generation of alates

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Origin and Etymology of aptera

New Latin, from Greek apterē, feminine of apteros


Aptera

plural noun Ap·tera \ ˈaptərə \

Definition of Aptera

1 in former classifications :an order comprising various wingless arthropods (such as spiders, centipedes, and certain insects)
2 in some modern classifications
a :an order of insects coextensive with Entotrophi
b :an order of insects coextensive with Apterygota

apteran

\-rən\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of aptera

New Latin, from Greek, neuter plural of apteros


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