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neuropteran

[noo-rop-ter-uh n, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒp tər ən, nyʊ-/
adjective
noun
2.
Also, neuropteron. a neuropterous insect.
Origin of neuropteran
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin Neuropter(a), neuter plural of neuropterus (see neuropterous) + -an
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neuropteran

/njʊˈrɒptərən/
noun (pl) -terans, -terons, -tera (-tərə)
1.
any neuropterous insect
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neuropteran
  (n-rŏp'tər-ən)   
Any of various carnivorous insects of the order Neuroptera, having four net-veined wings and mouthparts adapted for chewing. Neuropterans include the lacewings and antlions. Formerly, the dobsonflies and alderflies, now classified as a separate order Megaloptera, and the snakeflies, now classified as the order Raphidiodea, were considered neuropterans.
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