from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having short or rudimentary wings, as certain insects.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In ornithology, having short wings; brevipennate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Having short wings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective zoology An
anatomicalcondition meaning that an animalhas very reduced, non-functional wings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (especially of certain insects) having very short or rudimentary wings
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From Greek brakhupteros : brakhu-, brachy- + pteron, wing; see –pter.]
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