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circa 1842, in the meaning defined above
ultimately from Greek dipteros two-winged, from di- + pteron wing — more at feather
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“Dipteran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipteran. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.
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