plural noun
Pseu·​do·​neuroptera | \ "+ \

Definition of Pseudoneuroptera

in some especially former classifications
: a division of insects having reticulate wings like those of the Neuroptera among which they have sometimes been included but undergoing an incomplete metamorphosis and including the dragonflies, mayflies, termites, psocids and book lice, bird lice, caddis flies, scorpion flies, stone flies, and others that are now placed in separate orders

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Other Words from Pseudoneuroptera

pseudoneuropteran \ "+ \ adjective or noun
pseudoneuropterous \ "+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Pseudoneuroptera

New Latin, from pseud- + Neuroptera

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“Pseudoneuroptera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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