Pterote see alate

pterothecae [Gr. pteron, wing; theke, case] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In larvae of Diptera, adhering sheaths of the wings.

pterothorax n. [Gr. pteron, wing; thorax, chest] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Collectively, the meso- and metathoracic segments of certain wing-bearing insects; synthorax. pterothoracic a.

pterygium n.; pl. -gia [Gr. dim. pteryx, little wing] (ARTHRO: Insecta) 1. The small lobes at the base of the underwings. 2. In Coleoptera, the lateral process of the snout.

pterygobranchiate a. [Gr. pteryx, wing; branchia, gills] (ARTHRO: Crustacea) Having spreading, feathery gills.

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