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neuropterous

[noo-rop-ter-uh s, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒp tər əs, nyʊ-/
adjective
1.
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
1795-1805; < Neo-Latin Neuropter(a), neuter plural of neuropterus nerve-winged + -ous. See neuro-, -pterous
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neuropterous

/njʊˈrɒptərəs/
adjective
1.
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
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin Neuroptera; see neuro-, -pterous
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