wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

dipsomania
dipsomaniac
dipsomaniacal
Dipsosaurus
Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Dipsosis
dipstick
Dipsy
Dipt
Dipter
Diptera
Dipteral
Dipterix formerly Coumarouna odorata
Dipterix odorata
dipterocarp
Dipterocarpaceae
Dipterocarpus
dipteron
Dipteronia
dipterous
dipterous insect
Dipterygian
Dipteryx
Dipteryx odorata
Diptote

dipteran definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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 [syn: dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek dipteros two-winged, from di- + pteron wing more at feather Date: circa 1842 of, relating to, or being a fly (sense 2a) dipteran noun dipterous adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. a dipterous insect. --adj. = DIPTEROUS 1. Etymology: mod.L diptera f. Gk diptera neut. pl. of dipterous two-winged (as DI-(2), pteron wing)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dipteran Dip"ter*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) An insect of the order Diptera.




 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup