pteropegum

noun ptero·pe·gum

Definition of pteropegum

plural

-s

  1. :  an articular socket of the wing of an insect

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Origin and Etymology of pteropegum

New Latin, from pter- + Greek pēgon, neuter of pēgos solid, strong, from pēgnynai to fasten together — more at pact


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