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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of insects) without wings.

Usage examples (16)
  • The word is "apterous," new to me and found in the second paragraph of his story "` That in Aleppo Once … '":
  • In the thoracic segments, located about a third of the way down from the head, certain neuroblasts generate four neurons called the Ap (for "apterous") cluster,...
  • Collembola: an ordinal term applied to species which are apterous; have no metamorphoses; have variably developed abdominal saltatorial appendages and a peculiar ventral...
  • (Scarabaeoidea, Geotrupinae) is an apterous dung beetle species endemic to the southern Iberian Peninsula. for more
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