Pla`ni*pen"ni*a\, n. pl. [NL., fr. L. planus plane + penna wing.] (Zo["o]l.) A suborder of Neuroptera, including those that have broad, flat wings, as the ant-lion, lacewing, etc. Called also Planipennes.
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