Definition of macropterous in English:

macropterous

adjective

  • Having long or large wings; (Entomology) having full-sized wings.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From ancient Greek μακρόπτερος (from μακρός + -πτερος: see -pterous) + -ous.

Pronunciation

macropterous

/məˈkrɒpt(ə)rəs/