dipterous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dip'tur-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the order Diptera, comprising the houseflies, mosquitoes, and gnats, characterized by a single, anterior pair of membranous wings with the posterior pair reduced to small, knobbed structures.
  2. having two winglike appendages, as seeds or stems.
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