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tetrapterous

[te-trap-ter-uh s] /tɛˈtræp tər əs/
adjective
1.
Zoology. having four wings or winglike appendages.
2.
Botany. having four winglike appendages.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Greek tetrápteros. See tetra-, -pterous
Related forms
tetrapteran, adjective, noun
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tetrapterous

/tɛˈtræptərəs/
adjective
1.
(of certain insects) having four wings
2.
(biology) having four winglike extensions or parts
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin tetrapterus, from Greek tetrapteros, from tetra- + pteron wing
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