Apteran \Ap"ter*an\, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Aptera. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • apteran — adjective or noun see aptera I * * * ˈapteran, a. and n. Zool. [f. as prec. + an.] A. adj. Wingless. B. n. A wingless insect; one of the Aptera. in Brande …   Useful english dictionary

  • apteran — ap·ter·an …   English syllables

  • dipluran — ▪ insect also called  apteran , or  entotrophian   any of a group of about 800 species of small primitive wingless insects, considered by some entomologists to have features similar to ancestral insects. In some classification schemes, the order… …   Universalium

  • apteroid — Zool. rare. (ˈæptərɔɪd) [f. as apteran a. and n. + oid.] A bird having the wings merely rudimentary (as the emu). [See apod.] …   Useful english dictionary

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