Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic subclass within the class Insecta — the wingless insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A group of insects including only the order Thysanura, which contains wingless forms only that are supposed to have descended from wingless ancestors.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek απτέρυγος ("wingless") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lepidoptera and Diptera, to maxillary structures: has also been used for the hypopharynx, and that use might be adopted: a median organ of the hypopharynx in Apterygota.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • This is the rule (see Chapters II and III) with the Apterygota, the Orthoptera, and most of the Hemiptera.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • Those curious lowly insects, belonging to the two orders of the Collembola and Thysanura, none of whose members ever develop wings at all, form a third sub-class, the _Apterygota_ (see

    The Life-Story of Insects

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