neuropteran


neu·rop·ter·an

noun \n-ˈräp-tə-rən, ny-\

Definition of NEUROPTERAN

:  any of an order (Neuroptera) of usually net-winged insects that include the lacewings and ant lions
neuropteran adjective
neu·rop·ter·ous \-rəs\ adjective

Origin of NEUROPTERAN

ultimately from Greek neur- + pteron wing — more at feather
First Known Use: circa 1842

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