tetrapterous


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tetrapterous

(tɛˈtræptərəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of certain insects) having four wings
2. (Biology) biology having four winglike extensions or parts
[C19: from New Latin tetrapterus, from Greek tetrapteros, from tetra- + pteron wing]

te•trap•ter•ous

(tɛˈtræp tər əs)

adj.
having four wings or winglike appendages.
[1820–30; < Greek tetrápteros]
te•trap′ter•an, adj., n.