from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the Diptera, a large order of insects that includes the true flies and mosquitoes, characterized by a single pair of membranous wings and a pair of club-shaped balancing organs.
- adj. Having two wings, as certain insects, or winglike appendages, as certain fruits and seeds: the dipterous fruit of the maple.
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- adj. Of, or pertaining to, Diptera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having two wings, as certain insects; belonging to the order Diptera.
- adj. Having two wings; two-winged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, having two wings; specifically, pertaining to or having the characters of the order Diptera (which see).
- 2. In botany, having two wing-like membranous appendages; bialate: applied to stems, fruits, seeds, etc.
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- adj. of or relating to or belonging to the Diptera
From New Latin Diptera, order name, from Greek dipteros, having two wings : di-, two; see di-1 + pteron, wing; see -pter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)