neuropterous insect

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

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