Definition of micropterous in English:

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micropterous

Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈkrɒpt(ə)rəs/

adjective

Entomology
Having small or reduced wings.
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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