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dipteran

[ dip-ter-uhn ]
/ ˈdɪp tər ən /
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adjective
noun
a dipterous insect.
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Origin of dipteran

First recorded in 1835–45; Dipter(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for dipteran

dipteran

dipteron (ˈdɪptəˌrɒn)

/ (ˈdɪptərən) /

noun
any dipterous insect
adjective
another word for dipterous (def. 1)
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Scientific 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.

Other words from dipteran

dipterous adjective
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