plural noun
Cal·​yp·​tra·​tae | \ -ätˌē, -āt- \

Definition of Calyptratae

: a group of dipterous flies (suborder Schizophora) including in recent classifications the Muscidae and related families distinguished by the large calypters

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History and Etymology for Calyptratae

New Latin, from calyptr- (from calypter) + -atae (feminine plural of -atus -ate)

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“Calyptratae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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