Apterygota /apˈtɛrɪˌɡəʊtə/

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I. plural noun


[Entomology] a group of insects which includes the bristletails and springtails, having a primitive body form without wings and no distinct larval stage. Compare with Pterygota.

●Subclass Apterygota, class Insecta (or Hexapoda): several orders, some of which are sometimes excluded from the Insecta.
– origin modern Latin Apterygota, from Greek a- ‘not’ + pterugōtos ‘winged’.

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