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flight·less

 (flīt′lĭs)
adj.
Incapable of flying. Used of certain birds, such as the penguin.

flightless

(ˈflaɪtlɪs)
adj
(Animals) (of certain birds and insects) unable to fly. See also ratite

flight•less

(ˈflaɪt lɪs)

adj.
incapable of flying: flightless birds.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flightless - incapable of flying
wingless - lacking wings
Translations
nelétavý
lentokyvytön
ófleygur
niet-vliegend

flightless

[ˈflaɪtlɪs] ADJ [bird] → no volador

flightless

[ˈflaɪtləs] adj [creature] → incapable de volerflight lieutenant flight-lieutenant n (British)capitaine m de l'armée de l'airflight number n [plane] → numéro m de volflight path ntrajectoire f (de vol)flight recorder nenregistreur m de volflight simulator nsimulateur m de volflight supplement nsupplément m vol
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It wasn't clear whether the cilia defects were the primary cause of the birds' flightlessness.
The author sees flightlessness as a common, repeatedly evolved condition.
Correlated evolution of female neoteny and flightlessness with male spermatophore production in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae).
e also pointed out that "secondary flightlessness apparently favors paternal care of clutches of large, abundant eggs.
Habitat preferences: f: forest, cl: clearing, gr: grassland, co: colline, sbm: submontane, mon: montane, af: afromontane, fl: flightlessness.