Definition of Acalyptratae
: a group of two-winged flies having the alula small or wanting and including a number of pests (as fruit flies, many leaf miners, frit flies, and the cheese skipper)
acalyptrate\¦ākə¦lipˌtrāt, (ˈ)ā¦kalə̇pˌtrāt\ adjective
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Origin and Etymology of acalyptratae
New Latin, irregular from 2a- + calypter + Latin -atae (feminine plural of -atus -ate)
First Known Use: 1893See Words from the same year
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