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neuropteran

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noun neu·rop·ter·an \nu̇-ˈräp-tə-rən, nyu̇-\

Definition of neuropteran

  1. :  any of an order (Neuroptera) of usually net-winged insects that include the lacewings and ant lions

neuropteran adjective
neu·rop·ter·ous play \-rəs\ adjective


Origin of neuropteran

ultimately from Greek neur- + pteron wing — more at feather


First Known Use: circa 1842


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