• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Neuropterous (Zoöl) Neuropteral.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • neuropterous Having conspicuous neuration of the wings; netted-winged; specifically, pertaining to the Neuroptera, or having their characters. Also neuropteral. See cut under nervure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Neuropterous nerve-winged
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. neuron, nerve, ptera, pl. of pteron, a wing.


In literature:

Biomorphotica: those neuropterous insects in which the pupa is active.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Insects appear well developed, including both orthopterous and neuropterous forms, in the New Brunswick rocks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
The name ant is also given to the neuropterous insects otherwise called Termites (q.v.).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
DRAGON-FLY, the common name of members of a family (Odonata or Libellulidae) of neuropterous insects.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various