- having two wings, as some insects, or two winglike appendages, as some seeds
- of the dipterans
Origin of dipterousModern Latin dipterus ; from Classical Greek dipteros: see di- and amp; ptero- and amp; -ous
- Of, relating to, or belonging to the insect order Diptera; dipteran.
- Having two wings, as certain insects, or winglike appendages, as certain fruits and seeds: the dipterous fruit of the maple.
Origin of dipterousFrom New Latin Diptera, order name; see dipteran. Sense 2, from Greek dipteros, having two wings; see dipteran.
(comparative more dipterous, superlative most dipterous)
Diptera + -ous or di- + -pterous, respectively.