[ap-ter-i-goht, ap-ter-]
belonging or pertaining to the Apterygota, a subclass of primitive wingless insects that undergo little or no metamorphosis.
Also, apterygotous [ap-ter-i-goh-tuhs] .

< Neo-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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