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Neuroptera   Listen
proper noun
Neuroptera  n. pl.  (Zool.) An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth organs are adapted for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a complete metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.

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Words linked to "Neuroptera" :   family Myrmeleontidae, Insecta, class Hexapoda, Hexapoda, family Mantispidae, Sisyridae, Mantispidae, neuropteron, family Sisyridae, order Neuroptera, Megaloptera, class Insecta, neuropteran, suborder Megaloptera, neuropterous insect, animal order, Chrysopidae

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