dipteron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dipteron 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dipteron Same as dipteros.
    • n dipteron Same as dipteran.
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Usage

In literature:

She is a Dipteron, or Fly, five millimetres long.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
In her eyes, which see farther than ours, the Eristalis is an odious Dipteron, a lover of corruption, and nothing more.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
Wing venation of a Dipteron.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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