(||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.

(Neu*rot"ic) a.

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.

(Neu*rot"ic), n.

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.]

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