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apterous (adj.)

"wingless," 1775, from a- "not, without" (see a- (3)) + pterous, from Greek pteryx "wing" (from PIE root *pet- "to rush, to fly").

updated on February 10, 2018

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Definitions of apterous from WordNet

apterous (adj.)
(of insects) without wings;
Synonyms: apteral
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

Dictionary entries near apterous

apron

apropos

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apsis

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apteryx

aptitude

aptly

aptness

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