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aptera


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aptera  \Ap"te*ra\,  n.  pl  [NL.  aptera,  fr  Gr  ?  without  wings; 
  'a  priv.  +  ?  wing,  ?  to  fly.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Insects  without  wings,  constituting  the  seventh  Linn[ae]n 
  order  of  insects,  an  artificial  group  which  included 
  Crustacea,  spiders,  centipeds,  and  even  worms.  These  animals 
  are  now  placed  in  several  distinct  classes  and  orders 




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