parapterum

noun pa·rap·ter·um \pəˈraptərəm\
variants: less commonly

parapteron

\-təˌrän, -rən\

Definition of parapterum

plural

paraptera

\-tərə\ also

parapterons

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

  2. 2 :  tegula 1a

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Origin and Etymology of parapterum

New Latin, from para- + Greek pteron wing — more at feather


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