dipteran

Definitions

  • Dipteran insect
    Dipteran insect
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dipteran insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dipteran (Zoöl) An insect of the order Diptera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dipteran Same as dipterous.
    • n dipteran A dipterous insect; a member of the order Diptera. Also dipteron.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dipteran a dipterous insect
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. dipteros, two-winged, di-, twice, pteron, a wing.