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one of the featherless portions of the skin of a bird.


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  • Apterium

    one of the featherless portions of the skin of a bird.

  • Apterous

    Zoology. wingless, as some insects. Botany. without membranous expansions, as a stem. Historical Examples Male and female larv similar, apterous, naked or covered, active. An Account of the Insects Noxious to Agriculture and Plants in New Zealand W. M. Maskell Why it is, in the Insecta, that islands should predispose to an apterous state more […]

  • Apterygial

    having no wings, fins, or limbs, as snakes and eels. adjective (of eels, certain insects, etc) lacking such paired limbs as wings or fins

  • Apterygote

    belonging or pertaining to the Apterygota, a subclass of primitive wingless insects that undergo little or no metamorphosis.

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