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[dip-ter-uh l]
adjective Entomology, Botany.
  1. dipterous.
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Origin of dipteral

1805–15; < Latin dipter(us) (< Greek dípteros; see Diptera) + -al1
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Historical Examples

  • A temple planned upon the dipteral arrangement, in which the inner rank of columns surrounding the cella is wanting.

    History of Ancient Art

    Franz von Reber

  • The temple was decastyle, dipteral, with pronaos and vestibule, but no opisthodomos.

British Dictionary definitions for dipteral


  1. architect having a double row of columns
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