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1. having two wings.
2. pertaining to insects of the order Diptera.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Relating to or characteristic of the order Diptera.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the insect order Diptera; dipteran.
2. Having two wings, as certain insects, or winglike appendages, as certain fruits and seeds: the dipterous fruit of the maple.
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1. Having two wings.
2. Relating to or characteristic of the order Diptera.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
dipterousTwo-winged. Belonging to the Diptera, a large order of insects which includes the flies and the mosquitoes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005