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Diptera

[dip-ter-uh, -truh] /ˈdɪp tər ə, -trə/
noun
1.
the order comprising the dipterous insects.
2.
(lowercase) plural of dipteron.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Neo-Latin < Greek, neuter plural of dípteros two-winged, equivalent to di- di-1 + -pteros -pterous

dipteron

[dip-tuh-ron] /ˈdɪp təˌrɒn/
noun, plural diptera
[dip-ter-uh] /ˈdɪp tər ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a dipterous insect.
Origin
1890-95; < Greek, neuter of dípteros; see Diptera
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dip tera in Medicine

Diptera Dip·ter·a (dĭp'tər-ə)
n.
An order of insects comprising the true flies, characterized by a single pair of membranous wings and a pair of club-shaped balancing organs, and including many important disease vectors such as the mosquito, tsetse fly, and sandfly.

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