Definition of dipterous in English:

dipterous

Syllabification: dip·ter·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈdiptərəs
 
/

adjective

1 Entomology Of or relating to flies of the order Diptera.
More 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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