adjective Zoology, Ornithology.
having short wings.

1835–45; brachy- + -pterous Unabridged
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brachypterous (bræˈkɪptərəs)
having very short or incompletely developed wings: brachypterous insects

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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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