Neuroptera

plural noun

Neu·​rop·​tera
-tərə
: an order of usually net-winged insects that have holometabolous development and that include the lacewings, ant lions, and related insects see megaloptera
neuropteran adjective or noun
neuropterous adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from neur- + -ptera

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“Neuroptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Neuroptera. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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