/ (ˈhæltɪə) /
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noun plural halteres (hælˈtɪəriːz)
one of a pair of short projections in dipterous insects that are modified hind wings, used for maintaining equilibrium during flightAlso called: balancer
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Word Origin for haltere
C18: from Greek haltēres (plural) hand-held weights used as balancers or to give impetus in leaping, from hallesthai to leap
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How to use haltere in a sentence
Haltere large, inflated, sac-like; bearing four curling set.
Calypter: Diptera; the alula or squama when it covers the haltere.
Pre-halter: a membranous scale in front of the true haltere of a fly.