apterous

adjective
ap·​ter·​ous | \ ˈap-tə-rəs How to pronounce apterous (audio) \

Definition of apterous

: lacking wings apterous insects

First Known Use of apterous

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apterous

Greek apteros, from a- + pteron wing — more at feather

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“Apterous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apterous. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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