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endopterygote

[en-doh-ter-i-goht] /ˌɛn doʊˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the superorder Endopterygota, comprising the insects that undergo complete metamorphosis.
noun
2.
an endopterygote insect.
Origin of endopterygote
1925-1930
1925-30; < New Latin Endopterygota a group of insects. See endo-, pterygote
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  • In this way a gradual transition from the exopterygote to the endopterygote type of life-story is at least conceivable.

    The Life-Story of Insects Geo. H. Carpenter
  • A few examples from other orders of endopterygote insects will illustrate this point.

    The Life-Story of Insects Geo. H. Carpenter

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