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dipteran

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adjective dip·ter·an \ˈdip-tə-rən\

Definition of dipteran

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a fly (sense 2a)

dipteran noun
dip·ter·ous play \ˈdip-t(ə-)rəs\ adjective


Origin of dipteran

ultimately from Greek dipteros two-winged, from di- + pteron wing — more at feather


First Known Use: circa 1842


Medical Dictionary

dipteran

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noun dip·ter·an \ˈdip-tə-rən\

Medical Definition of dipteran

  1. :  any insect of the order Diptera

  2. dipteran adjective
    dip·ter·ous \-rəs\play adjective




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