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1. dipteran

noun. 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 or lapping or piercing.

Synonyms

  • insect
  • robber fly
  • gall midge
  • crane fly
  • balancer
  • hippoboscid
  • fruit fly
  • haltere
  • two-winged insects
  • dipteron
  • sciara
  • gnat
  • order Diptera
  • sciarid
  • halter
  • gall gnat
  • gallfly
  • pomace fly
  • mosquito
  • Diptera
  • bee killer
  • louse fly
  • dipterous insect
  • fly
  • daddy longlegs

Antonyms

  • increase
  • dry fly
  • wet fly
  • unalert

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Example sentences of the word dipteran


1. Noun, singular or mass
To be accurate, a gnat is any of several tiny dipteran species that aggregate into clouds, usually over water.

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