exopterygote

exopterygote

[ek-soh-ter-i-goht]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the class Exopterygota, comprising the insects that undergo incomplete metamorphosis.
noun
2.
an exopterygote insect.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Exopterygota, equivalent to exo- exo- + Greek pterygōtá, neuter plural of pterygōtós winged

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