from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. neuropter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A neuropter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A neuropter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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