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Diptera

[ dip-ter-uh, -truh ]
/ ˈdɪp tər ə, -trə /
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noun
the order comprising the dipterous insects.
(lowercase) plural of dipteron.
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Origin of Diptera

1810–20; <New Latin <Greek, neuter plural of dípteros two-winged, equivalent to di-di-1 + -pteros-pterous
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