dipteran

adjective dip·ter·an \ ˈdip-tə-rən \

Definition of dipteran

:of, relating to, or being a fly (sense 2a)

dipteran

noun

dipterous

play \ˈdip-t(ə-)rəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of dipteran

ultimately from Greek dipteros two-winged, from di- + pteron wing — more at feather


Medical Dictionary

dipteran

noun dip·ter·an \ ˈdip-tə-rən \

medical Definition of dipteran

:any insect of the order Diptera

dipteran

adjective

dipterous

play \-rəs\ adjective

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