variants or less commonly aristapedia
plural -s
of insects
: the replacement of an antennal arista by a more or less perfect leg, a not uncommon developmental aberration in drosophilas

Word History


New Latin, from aristo- (from arista), arista + ped- + -ia

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“Aristopedia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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