neuropterous


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

neu·rop·ter·an

 (no͝o-rŏp′tər-ən, nyo͝o-)
n.
Any of various insects of the order Neuroptera, having large eyes, chewing mouthparts, and wings with many veins, and including the lacewings and antlions. The order formerly included other groups, such as the dobsonflies.

[From New Latin Neuroptera, order name : Greek neuron, vein, tendon; see neuron + Greek ptera, pl. of pteron, wing; see -pter.]

neu·rop′ter·an, neu·rop′ter·ous adj.

neuropterous

(njʊˈrɒptərəs) or

neuropteran

adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the Neuroptera, an order of insects having two pairs of large much-veined wings and biting mouthparts: includes the lacewings and antlions
[C18: from New Latin Neuroptera; see neuro-, -pterous]
References in periodicals archive ?
WORDS WITH 2 EACH OF 3 DIFFERENT VOWELS aeiaie AMERICANIZE aoiaio ASSOCIATION ieooie IDEOLOGIES uoiiou UNSOLICITOUS (with a palindrorrilie arrangement of vowels) ooaeae LOGODAEDALE aiuuai AGRICULTURALIST iuieue DISQUIETURE ueauae SUPERANNUATED auoaou AUTOGAMOUS euoeou NEUROPTEROUS
Descriptions of the new North American neuropterous insects and observations on some already described by (the late) Th.
Catalogue of the specimens of neuropterous insects of the collection of the British Museum.