Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Dictionary » Diptera


Introduction: Diptera

Description of Diptera

Diptera: have one pair of membraneous wings, 3 segmented antennae, compound eye, sucking mouth parts, and 5 segmented tarsi; metamorphosis is complete; many larvae are parasitic; some species of adults are disease vectors.
Source: CRISP

Diptera: An order of the class Insecta. Wings, when present, number two and distinguish Diptera from other so-called flies, while the halteres, or reduced hindwings, separate Diptera from other insects with one pair of wings. The order includes the families Calliphoridae, Oestridae, Phoridae, Sarcophagidae, Scatophagidae, Sciaridae, SIMULIIDAE, Tabanidae, Therevidae, Trypetidae, CERATOPOGONIDAE; CHIRONOMIDAE; CULICIDAE; DROSOPHILIDAE; GLOSSINIDAE; MUSCIDAE; TEPHRITIDAE; and PSYCHODIDAE. The larval form of Diptera species are called maggots (see LARVA).
Source: MeSH 2007

Diptera: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Diptera:

Terms associated with Diptera:

Terms Similar to Diptera:

  • Flies, True

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Diptera:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Diptera

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Diptera can be used for:

Source: CRISP

The description of Diptera may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Diptera

The following list attempts to classify Diptera into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

Interesting Medical Articles:

Medical dictionaries:

More Medical Dictionary Topics

  • Acute pericarditis in diseases classified elsewhere
  • Acute pericarditis, unspecified
  • Acute perichondritis of pinna
  • Acute periodontitis
  • Acute peripheral ischemia due to vasospasm
  • Acute peripheral vestibulopathy
  • Acute pesticide exposure
  • Acute petrositis
  • Acute pharyngitis
  • Acute pharyngoconjunctival fever
  • Acute phase protein
  • Acute phase reaction
  • Acute phase response

    Find out more

    Search to find out more about Diptera:

    powered by

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise