plural noun
Ne·​op·​tera | \ nēˈäptərə \

Definition of Neoptera

: a major division of the subclass Pterygota comprising winged insects that are able to flex the wings over the abdomen when not in use and including all orders of winged insects except Odonata and Ephemeroptera

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Other Words from Neoptera

neopterous \ (ˈ)nē¦äptərəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Neoptera

New Latin, from ne- + -ptera

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“Neoptera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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