dipteran

adjective
dip·​ter·​an | \ ˈdip-tə-rən How to pronounce dipteran (audio) \

Definition of dipteran

: of, relating to, or being a fly (see fly entry 4 sense 2a)

Other Words from dipteran

dipteran noun
dipterous \ ˈdip-​t(ə-​)rəs How to pronounce dipteran (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of dipteran

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dipteran

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

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The first known use of dipteran was circa 1842

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“Dipteran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipteran. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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dipteran

noun
dip·​ter·​an | \ ˈdip-tə-rən How to pronounce dipteran (audio) \

Medical Definition of dipteran

: any insect of the order Diptera

Other Words from dipteran

dipteran adjective
dipterous \ -​rəs How to pronounce dipteran (audio) \ adjective

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