1. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) a large order of insects having a single pair of wings and sucking or piercing mouths; includes true flies and mosquitoes and gnats and crane flies
Synonyms: order_Diptera
Related terms: animal_order Insecta fly Glossinidae Muscoidea Cecidomyidae Asilidae Calliphoridae Tachinidae Gasterophilidae Oestridae Cuterebridae Bombyliidae Tabanidae Muscidae Trypetidae Drosophilidae Hippoboscidae Haematobia Nematocera Simuliidae dipterous_insect
Similar spelling:   dipteran