Brachypterous
Brachypterous \Bra*chyp"ter*ous\, a. [Gr. ? : cf. F. brachypt[`e]re.] (Zo["o]l.) Having short wings. [1913 Webster]

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  • brachypterous — [brə kip′tər əs] adj. [ BRACHY + PTEROUS] having incompletely developed or very short wings, as certain insects …   English World dictionary

  • brachypterous — adjective Etymology: Greek brachypteros, from brachy + pteron wing more at feather Date: 1842 having rudimentary or abnormally small wings < brachypterous insects > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brachypterous — adj. [Gr. brachys, short; pteron, wing] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Having short or abnormally short wings that do not cover the abdomen; see macropterous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • brachypterous — /breuh kip teuhr euhs/, adj. Zool., Ornith. having short wings. [1835 45; BRACHY + PTEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachypterous — adjective An anatomical condition meaning that an animal has very reduced, non functional wings …   Wiktionary

  • brachypterous — bra·chyp·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • brachypterous — bra•chyp•ter•ous [[t]brəˈkɪp tər əs[/t]] adj. orn zool. having short wings • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • brachypterous — /bræˈkɪptərəs/ (say bra kiptuhruhs) adjective Ornithology short winged. {brachy + pterous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • brachypterous —   a. having short wings …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • brachypterous — adjective (especially of certain insects) having very short or rudimentary wings • Syn: ↑short winged • Similar to: ↑winged * * * (ˈ)bra|kiptərəs, brəˈk adjective Etymology: Greek brachypteros, from brachy + pteros (from …   Useful english dictionary

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