[noo-rop-ter-uh n, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒp tər ən, nyʊ-/

Also, neuropteron. a insect.
noun (pl) -terans, -terons, -tera (-tərə)
any neuropterous insect
Any of various carnivorous insects of the order Neuroptera, having four net-veined wings and mouthparts adapted for chewing. Neuropterans include the lacewings and antlions. Formerly, the dobsonflies and alderflies, now classified as a separate order Megaloptera, and the snakeflies, now classified as the order Raphidiodea, were considered neuropterans.


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