neuropteran

noun neu·rop·ter·an \ nu̇-ˈräp-tə-rən , nyu̇- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of neuropteran

: any of an order (Neuroptera) of usually net-winged insects that include the lacewings and ant lions

neuropteran

adjective

neuropterous

play \nu̇-ˈräp-tə-rəs, nyu̇-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of neuropteran

New Latin Neuroptera, order name (from Greek neûron "sinew, tendon, nerve" + -o- -o- + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros "having wings [of the given kind]," adjective derivative of pterón "feather, wing") + 1-an — more at 1nerve, 1feather


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