calypter

noun ca·lyp·ter \kəˈliptə(r), ˈkalə̇p-\

Definition of calypter

plural

calypters

\-ə(r)z\ or

calypteres

\ˌkalə̇pˈti(ə)(ˌ)rēz\
  1. 1 :  the alula of a two-winged fly especially when large enough to cover the halter

  2. 2 :  calyptra

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Origin and Etymology of calypter

New Latin, from Greek kalyptēr sheath, from kalyptein to cover, conceal — more at hell


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