Elytrum
Elytron El"y*tron (?; 277), Elytrum El"y*trum (-tr?m)n.; pl. {Elytra}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to roll round.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as a protection for the posterior pair. See {Coleoptera}. (b) One of the shieldlike dorsal scales of certain annelids. See {Ch[ae]topoda}. [1913 Webster]

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  • elytrum — elytrum; hemi·elytrum; …   English syllables

  • elytrum — /el i treuhm/, n., pl. elytra / treuh/. Obs. elytron. [Latinized var. of ELYTRON] * * * …   Universalium

  • elytrum — /ˈɛlətrəm/ (say eluhtruhm) noun (plural elytra /ˈɛlətrə/ (say eluhtruh)) → elytron …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • elytrum — noun see elytron …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemi-elytrum — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Covering — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Covering >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 covering covering cover Sgm: N 1 baldachin baldachin baldachino baldaquin Sgm: N 1 canopy canopy tilt awning tent marquee tente d abr …   English dictionary for students

  • Elytra — Elytron El y*tron (?; 277), Elytrum El y*trum ( tr?m)n.; pl. {Elytra}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to roll round.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elytriform — E*lyt ri*form, a. [Elytrum + form.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having the form, or structure, of an elytron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elytrin — El y*trin, n. [From {Elytrum}.] (Chem.) See {Chitin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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