dipteran

adjective

dip·​ter·​an ˈdip-tə-rən How to pronounce dipteran (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a fly (see fly entry 4 sense 2a)
dipteran noun
dipterous adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dipteran was circa 1842

Dictionary Entries Near dipteran

Cite this Entry

“Dipteran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipteran. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

dipteran

1 of 2 adjective
dip·​ter·​an
ˈdip-tə-rən
: of, relating to, or being a two-winged fly

dipteran

2 of 2 noun

Medical Definition

dipteran

noun
dip·​ter·​an ˈdip-tə-rən How to pronounce dipteran (audio)
: any insect of the order Diptera
dipteran adjective
dipterous adjective
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