adjective dip·ter·al \-t(ə)rəl\

Definition of dipteral

  1. :  marked by columniation consisting of a completely surrounding double row of free columns a dipteral Greek temple

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of dipteral

Latin dipteros dipteral (from Greek dipteros having two wings) + English -al

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dipteral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!