pterotheca

noun
ptero·​theca | \ ¦terə+ \

Definition of pterotheca

: the part of the pupa case that covers the rudimentary wing of an insect

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History and Etymology for pterotheca

New Latin, from pter- + theca

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“Pterotheca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pterotheca. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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