Hemelytrum
Hemelytron Hem*el"y*tron (? or ?), Hemelytrum Hem*el"y*trum (-tr[u^]m cf. {Elytron}, 277),, n.; pl. {Hemelytra}. [NL. See {Hemi}, and {Elytron}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the partially thickened anterior wings of certain insects, as of many Hemiptera, the earwigs, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • hemelytrum — noun see hemelytron * * * hemelytrum see hemielytrum …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemelytrum — hem·el·y·trum …   English syllables

  • Hemelytra — Hemelytron Hem*el y*tron (? or ?), Hemelytrum Hem*el y*trum ( tr[u^]m cf. {Elytron}, 277),, n.; pl. {Hemelytra}. [NL. See {Hemi}, and {Elytron}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the partially thickened anterior wings of certain insects, as of many Hemiptera,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemelytron — Hem*el y*tron (? or ?), Hemelytrum Hem*el y*trum ( tr[u^]m cf. {Elytron}, 277),, n.; pl. {Hemelytra}. [NL. See {Hemi}, and {Elytron}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the partially thickened anterior wings of certain insects, as of many Hemiptera, the earwigs …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemelytron — n.; pl. tra [Gr. hemisys, half; elytron, sheath] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A fore wing in which only the basal portion is hardened; wing covers; also spelled hemelytran, hemelytrum, hemielytron; hemelytral a; see elytron,tegmen …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hemelytron — [he mel′itrəm] n. pl. hemelytra [he mel′itrəhe mel′i trän΄] n. hemelytra [he mel′itrə] [ModL < HEM(I) + ELYTRON] either of the forewings of hemipteran insects, having a thickened basal portion and a membranous end: also hemelytrum [he… …   English World dictionary

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