n. [Gr. elytron, sheath; L. -ine, compound]
In Coleoptera, the chitinized composition of the body surface covering.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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

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

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