[noo-rop-ter-uh n, nyoo-]
- Also neu·rop·ter·on. a neuropterous insect.
Origin of neuropteran
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- any neuropterous insect
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- 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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