1》 Entomology relating to flies of the order Diptera.
2》 Botany having two wing-like appendages.

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  • Dipterous — Dip ter*ous, a. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Having two wings, as certain insects; belonging to the order Diptera. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having two wings; two winged. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dipterous — [dip′tər əs] adj. [ModL dipterus < Gr dipteros: see DI 1 & PTERO & OUS] 1. having two wings, as some insects, or two winglike appendages, as some seeds 2. of the dipterans …   English World dictionary

  • dipterous — adjective see dipteran …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dipterous — adj. [Gr. dis, twice; pteron, wing] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Belonging to the insect order Diptera …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dipterous — /dip teuhr euhs/, adj. 1. Entomol. belonging or pertaining to the order Diptera, comprising the houseflies, mosquitoes, and gnats, characterized by a single, anterior pair of membranous wings with the posterior pair reduced to small, knobbed… …   Universalium

  • dipterous — adjective Of, or pertaining to, Diptera …   Wiktionary

  • dipterous — Relating to or characteristic of the order Diptera. * * * dip·ter·ous (dipґtər əs) 1. having two wings. 2. pertaining to insects of the order Diptera …   Medical dictionary

  • dipterous — adj. having two wings or wing like attachments ; belonging to the Diptera order of insects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dipterous — dip·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • dipterous — dip•ter•ous [[t]ˈdɪp tər əs[/t]] adj. ent bot having two wings, as a fly, or two winglike parts, as certain seeds • Etymology: 1765–75; < NL dipterus < Gk dípteros …   From formal English to slang

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