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dipteran

[dip-ter-uh n] /ˈdɪp tər ən/
adjective
1.
dipterous (def 1).
noun
2.
a dipterous insect.
Origin of dipteran
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; Dipter(a) + -an
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  • One or two examples of the adaptations of dipteran larvae to life in the water may well bring the present chapter to a close.

    The Life-Story of Insects Geo. H. Carpenter
British Dictionary definitions for dipteran

dipteran

/ˈdɪptərən/
noun
1.
any dipterous insect
adjective
2.
another word for dipterous (sense 1)
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dipteran in Medicine

dipteran dip·ter·an (dĭp'tər-ən) or dip·ter·on (-tə-rŏn')
n.
A dipterous insect.


dip'ter·an adj.
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dipteran in Science
dipteran
  (dĭp'tər-ən)   
Any of various insects of the order Diptera, characterized by a single pair of membranous wings, a pair of club-shaped balancing organs, and large compound eyes. Dipterans include the flies, mosquitoes, midges, and gnats.

dipterous adjective
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