Definition of pterygote in English:

pterygote

Pronunciation /ˈterəˌɡōt/

noun

Entomology

See Pterygota

‘Winged insects, or pterygotes, have radiated into over 100 times more species than all of the winged vertebrate lineages combined. They include all of the commonly encountered insects; the most common non-pterygote insect lineage are the Thysanura (silverfish and firebrats).’
  • ‘While earliest insects were terrestrial, earliest pterygotes had aquatic immatures.’