Definition of parapteron in English:

parapteron

(also parapterum)

noun

Entomology
rare
  • Any of several small lateral sclerites of the thoracic segments of an insect, especially those associated with the wing bases.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From para- + ancient Greek πτερόν wing, after French paraptère.

Pronunciation

parapteron

/pəˈraptərɒn/