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dip·ter·an

(dip'tĕr-an),
Denoting insects of the order Diptera.
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dipteran

(dĭp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, characterized by a single pair of membranous wings and a pair of club-shaped balancing organs, and including the housefly and the mosquitoes.

dip′ter·an adj.
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dip·ter·an

(dip'tĕr-an)
Denoting insects of the order Diptera.
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Fig. 133 Dipteran . A fly of the family Stratiomyidae.

dipteran

any two-winged fly of the order Diptera in the class Insecta. Dipterans are ENDOPTERYGOTES and have the hind pair of wings very much reduced to form HALTERES which are used for balance in flight.
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