American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A carnivorous insect of the order Neuroptera, such as the ant lion or dobsonfly, having four net-veined wings and mouthparts adapted for chewing.
- adj. Of or belonging to the Neuroptera.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A neuropter.
- n. neuropter
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A neuropter.
- n. insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
- From New Latin Neuroptera, order name : Greek neuron, vein, tendon; see neuron + Greek ptera, pl. of pteron, wing; see -pter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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