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apterygote

[ap-ter-i-goht, ap-ter-] /æpˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt, ˈæp tər-/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Apterygota, a subclass of primitive wingless insects that undergo little or no metamorphosis.
Also, apterygotous
[ap-ter-i-goh-tuh s] /æpˌtɛr ɪˈgoʊ təs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of apterygote
< New Latin Apterygota name of the subclass, equivalent to a- a-6 + Pterygota < Greek, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged, derivative of pteryg- (stem of ptéryx) wing
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