Elytrin \El"y*trin\, n. [From {Elytrum}.] (Chem.) See {Chitin}. [1913 Webster]

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  • elytrin — (ˈɛlɪtrɪn) [f. elytr on + in.] ‘The form of chitin which composes the elytra of insects’ (Syd. Soc. Lex.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • elytrin — n. [Gr. elytron, sheath; L. ine, compound] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Coleoptera, the chitinized composition of the body surface covering …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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