Acalyptratae

plural noun Acal·yp·tra·tae \ ¦āˌkalə̇pˈträt(ˌ)ē , -āt- \

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)


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