from The Century Dictionary.

  • In entomology, having the nerves or nervures of the wings conspicuous; specifically, of or pertaining to the Neuroptera; neuropterous.


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  • 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


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