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wingless

[wing-lis] /ˈwɪŋ lɪs/
adjective
1.
having no wings.
2.
having only rudimentary wings, as an apteryx.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; wing + -less
Related forms
winglessness, noun
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  • The researchers noticed that invaders were often mobbed by older, wingless aphids.
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  • Bedbugs are small wingless insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals.
British Dictionary definitions for wingless

wingless

/ˈwɪŋlɪs/
adjective
1.
having no wings or vestigial wings
2.
designating primitive insects of the subclass Apterygota, characterized by small size, lack of wings, and larvae resembling the adults: includes the springtails and bristletails
Derived Forms
winglessness, noun
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