Definition of micropterous in English:

micropterous

Line breaks: mi|crop¦ter|ous
Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈkrɒpt(ə)rəs
 
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adjective

Entomology
  • Having small or reduced wings.
    More example sentences
    • This tergal modification seems to occur only in micropterous specimens, with reduced forewings.
    • It is microphthalmic, micropterous, depigmented, with reduced size, globular shape, and short and robust appendages.
    • This information was based on 43 adults collected in Jackson and Union counties from April to November, 1996-1998, all of which are micropterous and also housed in the SIUEC.

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