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An insect belonging to the order Diptera characterized by sucking mouth parts, one pair of wings, and complete metamorphosis, such as the housefly, horsefly, or deer fly. The term is sometimes applied to insects belonging to other orders.
SEE: Diptera

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An insect belonging to the order Diptera characterized by sucking mouth parts, one pair of wings, and complete metamorphosis, such as the housefly, horsefly, or deer fly. The term is sometimes applied to insects belonging to other orders.
SEE: Diptera

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