neuropteron

neuropteron
noun
insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
Hypernyms: ↑insect
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Neuroptera, ↑order Neuroptera

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\\ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌrän\ noun (-s)
Etymology: New Latin, singular of Neuroptera
: an insect of the order Neuroptera

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