order Diptera

order Diptera
noun
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: ↑Diptera
Derivationally related forms: ↑dipterous (for: ↑Diptera)
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑Hexapoda, ↑class Hexapoda
Member Meronyms:
dipterous insect, ↑two-winged insects, ↑dipteran, ↑dipteron, ↑Cecidomyidae, ↑family Cecidomyidae, ↑Muscoidea, ↑superfamily Muscoidea, ↑Muscidae, ↑family Muscidae, ↑fly, ↑Glossinidae, ↑family Glossinidae, ↑Calliphoridae, ↑family Calliphoridae, ↑Tachinidae, ↑family Tachinidae, ↑Gasterophilidae, ↑family Gasterophilidae, ↑Cuterebridae, ↑family Cuterebridae, ↑Oestridae, ↑family Oestridae, ↑Hypodermatidae, ↑family Hypodermatidae, ↑Tabanidae, ↑family Tabanidae, ↑Bombyliidae, ↑family Bombyliidae, ↑Asilidae, ↑family Asilidae, ↑Trypetidae, ↑family Trypetidae, ↑Trephritidae, ↑family Trephritidae, ↑Drosophilidae, ↑family Drosophilidae, ↑Hippoboscidae, ↑family Hippoboscidae, ↑Haematobia, ↑genus Haematobia, ↑Nematocera, ↑suborder Nematocera, ↑Simuliidae, ↑family Simuliidae

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