Share this entry

Share this page

tetrapterous

Saltos de línea: tet|rap¦ter|ous
Pronunciación: /tɪˈtrapt(ə)rəs
 
/

Definición de tetrapterous en inglés:

adjetivo

Entomology
(Of an insect) having two pairs of wings.
Example sentences
  • A Tetrapterous insect, the genus of which is uncertain, is said, when it is taken, to discharge its eggs like shot from a gun.
  • But in the Diptera, the part that has been usually called the scutellum is not at all connected, either by situation or as a point of attachment, with the wing itself, but with the lower valve of the alula, which is with reason thought to be the representative of the secondary wing of the tetrapterous Orders.

Origen

early 19th century: from modern Latin tetrapterus (from Greek tetrapteros, from tetra- 'four' + pteron 'wing') + -ous.

Definición de tetrapterous en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día orthoepy
Pronunciación: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words