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dipteran

[ dip-ter-uhn ]

noun

  1. a dipterous insect.

dipteran

/ ˈdɪptəˌrɒn; ˈdɪptərən /

noun

  1. any dipterous insect


adjective

  1. another word for dipterous

dipteran

/ dĭptər-ən /

  1. 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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dipteran1

First recorded in 1835–45; Dipter(a) + -an
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Example Sentences

Investigation into dipteran venoms has been very slow to progress, which seems a shame as we now know they are rather unusual.

One or two examples of the adaptations of dipteran larvae to life in the water may well bring the present chapter to a close.

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