Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having veins, or nerves, reticulated or netted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, displaying numerous veins or nervures tending to form a more or less confused network on the surface, the principal longitudinal veins being almost lost, as in the wings of certain Hemiptera and many Orthoptera: opposed to parallel-veined.
  • in botany, same as netted-veined.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Areolet: one of the small spaces between veins of net-veined insects.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Neuroptera: nerve-winged: an ordinal term applied to insects with four net-veined wings; mouth mandibulate: head free: thorax loosely agglutinated; metamorphosis complete: in its older use, the term applied to all net-veined insects irrespective of metamorphosis or thoracic structure.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Phyloptera: the super-ordinal term proposed to include all the net-veined orders, the Orthoptera and Dermatoptera.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Corrodentia: an ordinal term meaning gnawers: net-veined or wingless: mandibulate, mouth formed for gnawing; transformation incomplete; thorax incompletely agglutinated: = Psocoptera: includes

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Plecoptera or Plectoptera: plaited winged: an ordinal term applied to net-veined insects in which the secondaries are longitudinally folded beneath primaries; mouth mandibulate; body loosely jointed; prothorax free; metamorphosis incomplete: the term Plecoptera was used by Brauer for Perlidae; Plectoptera by Packard for the

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Isoptera: equal winged: an ordinal term for insects with four, similar, net-veined wings; mouth mandibulate; thoracic rings similar, loosely jointed metamorphosis incomplete: the Termitidae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Platyptera: flat and broad-winged: an ordinal term applied to insects with four net-veined wings, secondaries longitudinally folded beneath primaries; mouth mandibulate; prothorax free; transformations complete: Psocidae, Termitidae, Perlidae and Mallophaga.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Ephemerida: May-flies: an ordinal term used for insects with net-veined wings, held vertically when at rest, not folded; mouth mandibulate, not functionally developed: thorax loosely agglutinated; abdomen with anal filaments: metamorphosis incomplete.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Odonata: net-veined insects with mandibulate mouth; head free; thorax agglutinate; wings similar, elongate, flat; metamorphosis incomplete; copulatory organs of male near base of abdomen, separate from the testes.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • The net-veined species has some resemblance to the sensitive fern, but in the latter the spore cases are shut up in small pods formed by the contracting and rolling up of the lobes, whereas the chain fern bears its sori on the under side of long, narrow pinnæ.

    The Fern Lover's Companion A Guide for the Northeastern States and Canada

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