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brachypterous

[bruh-kip-ter-uh s] /brəˈkɪp tər əs/
adjective, Zoology, Ornithology
1.
having short wings.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; brachy- + -pterous
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Examples from the web for brachypterous
  • Adult females are usually brachypterous, or with shortened, non-functional wings.
  • Although normally brachypterous, winged adults occurred occasionally and were found throughout the year.
  • Females are apterous and larger than the brachypterous males.
British Dictionary definitions for brachypterous

brachypterous

/bræˈkɪptərəs/
adjective
1.
having very short or incompletely developed wings: brachypterous insects
Derived Forms
brachypterism, noun
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