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Diptera

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noun plural Dip·tera \ˈdip-t(ə-)rə\

Medical Definition of Diptera

  1. :  a large order of winged or rarely wingless insects (as the housefly, mosquitoes, midges, and gnats) that have the anterior wings usually functional and the posterior wings reduced to small club-shaped structures functioning as sensory flight stabilizers and that have a segmented larva often without a head, eyes, or legs


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