(||Neu*rop"te*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ney^ron nerve + ptero`n a wing, fr. pte`sqai to fly.]
(Zoöl.) An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth
organs are adapted for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a complete metamorphosis.
The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a much more
extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.
(Neu*rop"ter*al) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Neuroptera.
(Neu*rop"ter*an) n. (Zoöl.) A neuropter.
(||Neu*rop"te*ris) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a nerve + a kind of fern.] (Paleon.) An extensive genus
of fossil ferns, of which species have been found from the Devonian to the Triassic formation.
(Neu*rop"ter*ous) a. (Zoöl.) Neuropteral.
(Neu`ro*sen*sif"er*ous) a. [neuro- + sensiferous.] (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or forming,
both nerves and sense organs.
(||Neu*ro"sis) n.; pl. Neuroses [NL., fr. Gr. nerve.] (Med.) A functional nervous affection or
disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure.
(Neu`ro*skel"e*tal) a. Of or pertaining to the neuroskeleton. [R.] Owen.
(Neu`ro*skel"e*ton) n. [Neuro- + skeleton.] (Anat.) The deep-seated parts of the
vertebrate skeleton which are in relation with the nervous axis and locomotion. Owen.
(Neu"ro*spast) n. [L. neurospaston, Gr. fr. drawn by strings.] A puppet. [R.] Dr. H. More.
1. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous; as, a neurotic disease.
2. Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
1. A disease seated in the nerves.
2. (Med.) Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to the great nerve centers.
Neurotic as a class include all those poisons whose mains action is upon the brain and spinal cord.
They may be divided three orders: (a) Cerebral neurotics, or those which affect the brain only. (b) Spinal
neurotics, or tetanics, those which affect the spinal cord. (c) Cerebro-spinal neurotics, or those which
affect both brain and spinal cord.
(Neu"ro*tome) n. [See Neurotomy.]
1. An instrument for cutting or dissecting nerves.
2. (Anat.) A neuromere.
(Neu`ro*tom"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to neurotomy.
(Neu*rot"o*mist) n. One who skilled in or practices neurotomy.
(Neu*rot"o*my) n. [Neuro- + Gr. to cut.]