apterygial

apterygial

[ap-tuh-rij-ee-uhl]
adjective Zoology.
having no wings, fins, or limbs, as snakes and eels.

Origin:
1900–05; a-6 + Greek pteryg- (stem of ptéryx wing) + -ial

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apterygial (ˌæptəˈrɪdʒɪəl)
 
adj
(of eels, certain insects, etc) lacking such paired limbs as wings or fins
 
[C20: from New Latin apteryx wingless creature; see apterous]

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