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A large group of insects that comprises those that have wings or winged ancestors, including the majority of modern species.Compare with Apterygota
- ‘In most insects (the Pterygota) the thorax posses one or two pairs of wings for flying.’
- ‘It is possible that Pterygota occurred as early as the Upper Devonian, but, again, there is no evidence for this.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek pterugōtos ‘winged’, from pteron, pterug- ‘wing’.
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