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Noun: dipteran  dip-tu-run
  1. Insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking, lapping or piercing
    - dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteron

Derived forms: dipterans

Type of: insect

Part of: Diptera, order Diptera

Encyclopedia: Dipteran