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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Apterous \Ap"ter*ous\, a.
     1. (Zool.) Destitute of wings; apteral; as, apterous insects.
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     2. (Bot.) Destitute of winglike membranous expansions, as a
        stem or petiole; -- opposed to {alate}.

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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj : (of insects) without wings [syn: {apteral}]

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