dipteran

[ dip-ter-uh n ]
/ ˈdɪp tər ən /

adjective

noun

a dipterous insect.

Origin of dipteran

First recorded in 1835–45; Dipter(a) + -an
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Examples from the Web for dipteran

  • 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

dipteron (ˈdɪptəˌrɒn)

/ (ˈdɪptərən) /

noun

any dipterous insect

adjective

another word for dipterous (def. 1)
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Medicine definitions for dipteran

dipteran

[ dĭptər-ən ]

n.

A dipterous insect.

Related forms

dipter•an adj.
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Science definitions for dipteran

dipteran

[ dĭptər-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.

Related forms

dipterous adjective
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