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Diptera British & World English

A large order of insects that comprises the two-winged or true flies, which have the hindwings reduced to form balancing organs (halteres). It includes many biting forms such as mosquitoes and tsetse flies that are vectors of disease

diptera in Diptera British & World English

Insects of the order Diptera; flies

Diptera in Diptera British & World English

Insects of the order Diptera; flies

Diptera in dipteran British & World English

An insect of the large order Diptera; a fly

Diptera in dipterous British & World English

Relating to flies of the order Diptera

Diptera in fly2 British & World English

A flying insect of a large order characterized by a single pair of transparent wings and sucking (and often also piercing) mouthparts. Flies are of great importance as vectors of disease