/noo rop"teuhr euhs, nyoo-/, adj.
belonging or pertaining to the Neuroptera, an order of insects characterized by four membranous wings having netlike venation, comprising the ant lions, lacewings, dobsonflies, alderflies, fishflies, snakeflies, mantispids, and spongillaflies.
[1795-1805; < NL Neuropter(a), neut. pl. of neuropterus nerve-winged + -OUS. See NEURO-, -PTEROUS]

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