Meaning of PARAPTERUM in English


pəˈraptərəm noun

also pa·rap·ter·on -təˌrän, -_rən

( plural parap·tera -tərə ; also parapterons )

Etymology: New Latin, from para- + Greek pteron wing — more at feather

1. : a small sclerite on the side of the mesothorax and metathorax of an insect

2. : tegula 1a

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