Tetrapterous
Tetrapterous \Te*trap"ter*ous\, a. [Gr. ?; te`tra- (see {Tetra-}) + ? wing.] (Zo["o]l.) Having four wings. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrapterous — [te trap′tər əs] adj. [Gr tetrapteros: see TETRA & PTEROUS] Zool. having four wings …   English World dictionary

  • tetrapterous — adj. [Gr. tetra, four; pteron, wing] Having 4 wings …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tetrapterous — tetrapteran, adj., n. /te trap teuhr euhs/, adj. 1. Zool. having four wings or winglike appendages. 2. Bot. having four winglike appendages. [1820 30; < Gk tetrápteros. See TETRA , PTEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetrapterous — adjective Having four (two pairs of) wings …   Wiktionary

  • tetrapterous — [tɪ trapt(ə)rəs] adjective Entomology having two pairs of wings. Origin C19: from mod. L. tetrapterus (from Gk tetrapteros, from tetra four + pteron wing ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • tetrapterous — te·trap·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • tetrapterous — te•trap•ter•ous [[t]tɛˈtræp tər əs[/t]] adj. zool. having four wings or winglike appendages • Etymology: 1820–30; < Gk tetrápteros te•trap′ter•an, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • tetrapterous — /tɛˈtræptərəs/ (say te traptuhruhs) adjective 1. Zoology having four wings or winglike appendages. 2. Botany having four winglike appendages. {Greek tetrapteros} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetrapterous — adj. Zool. having four wings. Etymology: mod.L tetrapterus f. Gk tetrapteros (as TETRA , pteron wing) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tetrapteran — Te*trap ter*an, n. [See {Tetrapterous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect having four wings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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