Nemopteridae

plural noun Nemop·ter·i·dae \ˌnēˌmäpˈterəˌdē, ˌneˌ-\

Definition of Nemopteridae

  1. :  a family of neuropterous insects whose hind wings are elongate and ribbonlike and whose larvae inhabit dusty or sandy regions and prey on small insects

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of nemopteridae

New Latin, from Nemoptera, type genus (from nem- + -ptera) + -idae


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Nemopteridae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!