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1. Of, relating to, or belonging to the insect order Diptera; dipteran.
2. Having two wings, as certain insects, or winglike appendages, as certain fruits and seeds: the dipterous fruit of the maple.

[From New Latin Diptera, order name; see dipteran. Sense 2, from Greek dipteros, having two wings; see dipteran.]
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1. (Animals) Also: dipteran of, relating to, or belonging to the Diptera
2. (Botany) botany having two winglike parts: a dipterous seed.
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek dipteros, from di- two + pteros wing]
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(ˈdɪp tər əs)

having two wings, as a fly, or two winglike parts, as certain seeds.
[1765–75; < New Latin dipterus < Greek dípteros]
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Adj.1.dipterous - of or relating to or belonging to the Diptera
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Myiasis is the infestation with dipterous fly larvae of humans and other mammals, typically livestock [1].
[1] Myiasis is defined by Zumpt as an infestation of live human and vertebrate animals by the larva of the dipterous fly, feeding on the host's dead or living tissue, liquid body substances or ingested food [2] and is found to have been reported mainly in the warm and humid tropical countries.
The dipterous agromyzid leaf miner, Lyriomiza spp., are a more important polyphagous pest of the vegetables species of plants (Foba et al., 2015) in the Americas.
It usually affects ulcerated lesions or devitalized tissues, developing after deposition of dipterous eggs.
The insects are the first organisms to detect and colonize dead animals, being present in every phase of the decomposition process (Carvalho, Thyssen, Linhares, & Palhares, 2000); among them, the most frequently used in forensic studies are the dipterous belonging to the families Calliphoridae, Muscidae and Sarcophagidae (Rosa & Oliveira-Costa, 2013) and the Coleoptera families Dermestidae, Silphidae and Cleridae (Smith, 1986).
Aquatic larvae of dipterous genera, such as Aedes and Chironomus, have developed anal papillae that absorb sodium and chloride ions into the hemolymph (Stobbart 1960; Wright 1975).
They recorded 12 species of Heteroptera in 6 families on pig carcasses in various stages of decay over a 3 yr period, but observed only 3 species actually feeding on the carcasses and at least 3 other species that were preying on dipterous larvae feeding on the carrion.