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neuropteran

[ noo-rop-ter-uhn, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒp tər ən, nyʊ- /
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adjective

noun

Also neu·rop·ter·on. a neuropterous insect.

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Origin of neuropteran

1835–45; <New Latin Neuropter(a), neuter plural of neuropterus (see neuropterous) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for neuropteran

neuropteran

neuropteron

/ (njʊˈrɒptərən) /

noun plural -terans, -terons or -tera (-tərə)

any neuropterous insect
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Scientific definitions for neuropteran

neuropteran
[ nu-rŏptər-ən ]

Any of various carnivorous insects of the order Neuroptera, having four net-veined wings and mouthparts adapted for chewing. Neuropterans include the lacewings and antlions. Formerly, the dobsonflies and alderflies, now classified as a separate order Megaloptera, and the snakeflies, now classified as the order Raphidiodea, were considered neuropterans.
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