neuropterous

neuropterous

[noo-rop-ter-uhs, nyoo-]
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Neuroptera, an order of insects characterized by four membranous wings having netlike venation, comprising the ant lions, lacewings, dobsonflies, alderflies, fishflies, snakeflies, mantispids, and spongillaflies.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Neo-Latin Neuropter(a), neuter plural of neuropterus nerve-winged + -ous. See neuro-, -pterous

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neuropterous or neuropteran (njʊˈrɒptərəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Neuroptera, an order of insects having two pairs of large much-veined wings and biting mouthparts: includes the lacewings and antlions
 
[C18: from New Latin Neuroptera; see neuro-, -pterous]
 
neuropteran or neuropteran
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin Neuroptera; see neuro-, -pterous]

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