Elytroid
Elytroid El"y*troid, a. [Gr. ? sheath, a wing case + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Resembling a beetle's wing case.

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  • elytroid — [el′i troid΄] adj. like an elytron …   English World dictionary

  • elytroid — ˈelə.ˌtrȯid adjective Etymology: elytr + oid : resembling an elytron * * * /el i troyd /, adj. resembling an elytron. [1860 65; ELYTR(ON) + OID] * * * elytroid, a. (ˈɛlɪtrɔɪd) [ad. Gr. ἐλυτροειδής, f. ἔλυτρον sheath + εἶδος form.] Resembling an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • elytroid — /el i troyd /, adj. resembling an elytron. [1860 65; ELYTR(ON) + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • elytroid — el·y·troid …   English syllables

  • elytroid — el•y•troid [[t]ˈɛl ɪˌtrɔɪd[/t]] adj. ent resembling an elytron • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • elytroid — /ˈɛlətrɔɪd/ (say eluhtroyd) adjective like an elytron …   Australian English dictionary

  • elytr- — combining form or elytri or elytro Etymology: probably from New Latin, from elytron 1. : elytron elytroid …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|lyt|ri|form — «ih LIHT ruh frm», adjective. having the form of an elytron; elytroid …   Useful english dictionary

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