Definition of Dipteran

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Dipteran

1. n. An insect of the order Diptera.

Definition of Dipteran

1. Noun. Any of very many flies, of the order ''Diptera'', that have two wings ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dipteran

1. a two-winged fly [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dipteran

1. An insect of the order Diptera. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipteran

dipsogen
dipsology
dipsomania
dipsomaniac
dipsomaniacal
dipsomaniacs
dipsomanias
dipsos
dipsosis
dipsotherapy
dipstick
dipsticks
dipswitch
dipt
dipteral
dipteran (current term)
dipterans
dipteras
diptericin
dipterist
dipterists
dipterocarp
dipterocarps
dipterocarpus
dipteroi
dipteron
dipterons
dipteros
dipterous
dipterous insect

Literary usage of Dipteran

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1. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"When we come to look for dipteran characters the only one that can be found is the lack of metathoracic wings; as if this character were sufficient to ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Since puffing in polytene chromosomes of dipteran insects is believed to represent a morphological expression of differential rates of RNA synthesis along ..."

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