apteran

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from a- +‎ Ancient Greek πτερ(όν) (pter(ón), wing); the noun is specifically Aptera +‎ -an; the adjective is a- +‎ -pteran.

Noun[edit]

apteran (plural apterans)

  1. (zoology) Any of the Aptera, an obsolete taxonomic category of wingless arthropods.

Adjective[edit]

apteran (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of apterous

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