haltere haltere

Definition(s):

  • (n) either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Its struggles register upon a knot of nerves at the base of the haltere, and tell the insect how it is doing in space.
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fathom fathom
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