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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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dip•ter•ous(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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