endopterygote

endopterygote

[en-doh-ter-i-goht]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the superorder Endopterygota, comprising the insects that undergo complete metamorphosis.
noun
2.
an endopterygote insect.

Origin:
1925–30; < Neo-Latin Endopterygota a group of insects. See endo-, pterygote

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