plural noun
Neu·​rop·​tera | \ -tərə \

Definition of Neuroptera

: an order of usually net-winged insects that have holometabolous development and that include the lacewings, ant lions, and related insects — see megaloptera

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Other Words from Neuroptera

neuropteran \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗tərən \ adjective or noun
neuropterous \ -​rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Neuroptera

New Latin, from neur- + -ptera

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“Neuroptera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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