adjective dip·ter·an \ˈdip-tə-rən\

Definition of DIPTERAN

:  of, relating to, or being a fly (sense 2a)
dipteran noun
dip·ter·ous \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


noun dip·ter·an \ˈdip-tə-rən\

Medical Definition of DIPTERAN

:  any insect of the order Diptera
dipteran adjective
dip·ter·ous \-rəs\ adjective


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