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apterygial

[ap-tuh-rij-ee-uh l] /ˌæp təˈrɪdʒ i əl/
adjective, Zoology
1.
having no wings, fins, or limbs, as snakes and eels.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; a-6 + Greek pteryg- (stem of ptéryx wing) + -ial
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apterygial

/ˌæptəˈrɪdʒɪəl/
adjective
1.
(of eels, certain insects, etc) lacking such paired limbs as wings or fins
Word Origin
C20: from New Latin apteryx wingless creature; see apterous
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