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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 Dip·tera /ˈdɪpt(ə)rə/ 名詞 複數

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dip·te·ra n. pl.  Zool. An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillæ) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvæ (called maggots) being usually without feet.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : 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 [syn: order Diptera]