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exopterygote

[ek-soh-ter-i-goht] /ˌɛk soʊˈtɛr ɪˌgoʊt/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the class Exopterygota, comprising the insects that undergo incomplete metamorphosis.
noun
2.
an exopterygote insect.
Origin of exopterygote
< New Latin Exopterygota, equivalent to exo- exo- + Greek pterygōtá, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged
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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

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