parapterum

noun
pa·​rap·​ter·​um | \ pəˈraptərəm \
variants: or less commonly parapteron \ -​təˌrän , -​rən \
plural paraptera\ -​tərə \ also parapterons

Definition of parapterum

1 : a small sclerite on the side of the mesothorax and metathorax of an insect

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History and Etymology for parapterum

New Latin, from para- + Greek pteron wing

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“Parapterum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parapterum. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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