Definition of dipterous in English:

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dipterous

Pronunciation: /ˈdiptərəs/

adjective

1 Entomology Relating to flies of the order Diptera.
Example sentences
  • In The Fly, protagonist Seth Brundle undergoes a dipterous metamorphosis that begins to change his voice.
  • The feeding tunnels and oviposition punctures of dipterous miners are unsightly and objectionable in crops destined for market.
  • In attempts to reduce the vegetable growers dependence on insecticides for controlling root-feeding dipterous pests a concerted effort has been made to develop alternative control measures.
2 Botany Having two winglike appendages.

Origin

Late 18th century: from modern Latin dipterus (from Greek dipteros 'two-winged') + -ous.

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