Origin of neuropteranfrom Modern Latin Neuroptera ( from neuro- + ptero-) + -an
Origin of neuropteranFrom New Latin Neuroptera order name Greek neuron vein, tendon ; see neuron . Greek ptera pl. of pteron wing ; see -pter .
- neu·rop′ter·an neu·rop′ter·ous
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