Definition of dipterous in English:

dipterous

Line breaks: dip¦ter|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪpt(ə)rəs
 
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adjective

1 Entomology Relating to flies of the order Diptera: dipterous larvae
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  • 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 wing-like appendages.

Origin

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

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