Neuropterous Neu*rop"ter*ous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Neuropteral. [1913 Webster]

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  • neuropterous — adjective see neuropteran …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neuropterous — adj. [Gr. neuron, nerve; pteron, wing] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertaining to the order Neuroptera …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • neuropterous — /noo rop teuhr euhs, nyoo /, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Neuroptera, an order of insects characterized by four membranous wings having netlike venation, comprising the ant lions, lacewings, dobsonflies, alderflies, fishflies, snakeflies,… …   Universalium

  • neuropterous — adj. of or relating to the group of insects that have four membranous wings that look like nets …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neuropterous — neu·rop·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • neuropterous — /njuˈrɒptərəs/ (say nyooh roptuhruhs) adjective belonging to an order of insects, the Neuroptera, that includes the ant lions and lacewings, characterised by two pairs of membranous wings with net like venation. {neuro + Greek pteron wing + ous} …  

  • neuropterous —   a. pertaining or belonging to insect order including lace wing flies.    ♦ neuropteran,    ♦ neuropteron (pl.    ♦ ra), n. such insect.    ♦ neuropterist, n. student of these insects.    ♦ neuropterology, n. study of such …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • neuropterous — adjective see neuroptera …   Useful english dictionary

  • neuropterous insect — noun insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins • Syn: ↑neuropteron, ↑neuropteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑ant lion, ↑antlion, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • neuropteran — n. any insect of the order Neuroptera, including lacewings, having four finely veined membranous leaflike wings. Derivatives: neuropterous adj. Etymology: NEURO + Gk pteron wing * * * noun insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous …   Useful english dictionary

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