Neoptera

plural noun Ne·op·tera \nēˈäptərə\

Definition of Neoptera

  1. :  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

neopterous

\(ˈ)nē¦äptərəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of neoptera

New Latin, from ne- + -ptera


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