Definition of dipterous in English:

dipterous

adjective

  • 1Biology
    Relating to flies of the order "Diptera"

    • ‘In The Fly, protagonist Seth Brundle undergoes a dipterous metamorphosis that begins to change his voice.’
    • ‘The feeding tunnels and oviposition punctures of dipterous miners are unsightly and objectionable in crops destined for market.’
    • ‘In attempts to reduce the vegetable growers dependence on insecticides for controlling root-feeding dipterous pests a concerted effort has been made to develop alternative control measures.’
  • 2Botany
    Having two winglike appendages.

Origin

Late 18th century: from modern Latin dipterus (from Greek dipteros two-winged) + -ous.

Pronunciation:

dipterous

/ˈdiptərəs/