• Definition for "apterous"
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apterous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having no wings or winglike extensions: an apterous insect.
    • Destitute of wings; wingless.
    • Destitute of winglike membranous expansions, as a stem or petiole.
    • Destitute of wings; apteral.
    • Destitute of winglike membranous expansions, as a stem or petiole; -- opposed to alate.
    • (of bugs) without wings
  • others:
    • In zoology: Wingless; having no wings: applied both to wingless pests owned by winged teams, also to the wingless phase of winged insects.
    • especially, of or related to the Aptera.
    • In botany, destitute of membranous expansions, as a stem or petiole: opposed to alate.
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