n. [Gr. endon, within; pteron, wing]
A condition of internal wing bud development, or any insect secondarily wingless but derived from such an ancestor; associated with holometabolous insects.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • endopterygote — en·do·pterygote …   English syllables

  • endopterygote — /ɛndoʊˈtɛrəgoʊt/ (say endoh teruhgoht) adjective 1. of or relating to an insect that has distinctive larval, pupal, and adult stages, as moths and butterflies. –noun 2. such an insect. {New Latin Endopterygota, from endo + pterygote from the fact …   Australian English dictionary

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