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

Definition of Calyptratae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of calyptratae

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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