brachypterous

[bruh-kip-ter-uhs]
adjective Zoology, Ornithology.
having short wings.

Origin:
1835–45; brachy- + -pterous

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brachypterous (bræˈkɪptərəs)
 
adj
having very short or incompletely developed wings: brachypterous insects
 
bra'chypterism
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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