dipteran Entomology

dipteran Entomology
dipteran Entomology ['dɪpt(ə)r(ə)n]
noun an insect of the large order Diptera, comprising the two-winged or true flies, which have the hindwings reduced to form balancing organs (halteres).
adjective relating to dipterans.
Derivatives
dipterist noun
Origin
from mod. L. Diptera, from Gk diptera, neut. plural of dipteros 'two-winged'.

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