Elytriform
Elytriform E*lyt"ri*form, a. [Elytrum + -form.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the form, or structure, of an elytron. [1913 Webster]

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  • elytriform — adj. [Gr. elytron, sheath; L. forma, shape] Shaped like or resembling an elytron …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • elytriform — elyt·ri·form …   English syllables

  • elytriform — /ɛˈlɪtrəfɔm/ (say e litruhfawm) adjective shaped like an elytron …   Australian English dictionary

  • elytriform — ə̇ˈli.trəˌfȯrm, eˈli.t , ˈelə.t adjective Etymology: elytr + form : resembling or shaped like an elytron : shield shaped …   Useful english dictionary

  • elytron —   n. (pl. ra) insect s hardened forewing, forming case for hind wing.    ♦ elytral, a.    ♦ elytriferous,    ♦ elytrigerous, a. bearing elytra.    ♦ elytriform, a. like elytra …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • elytrum —   n. (pl. ra) insect s hardened forewing, forming case for hind wing.    ♦ elytral, a.    ♦ elytriferous,    ♦ elytrigerous, a. bearing elytra.    ♦ elytriform, a. like elytra …   Dictionary of difficult words

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