macropterous

adjective
mac·​rop·​ter·​ous | \ ma-ˈkräp-tə-rəs How to pronounce macropterous (audio) \

Definition of macropterous

: having long or large wings macropterous insects

First Known Use of macropterous

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macropterous

borrowed from Greek makrópteros, from makro- macro- + -pteros "having wings (of the kind specified)," adjective derivative of ptéron "wing" — more at feather entry 1

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