Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as dipteros.
  • n. Same as dipteran.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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Examples

  • Each time she passed, the little lizard licked his chops and swallowed -- a sort of vicarious expression of faith or desire; or was he in a Christian Science frame of mind, saying, "My, how good that fly tasted!" each time the dipteron passed?

    Edge of the Jungle

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