adj. [Gr. an, without; elytron, sheath]
Lacking elytra.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • anelytrous — (ˈ)a|ne adjective Etymology: an + elytrous : without elytra * * * anelytrous, a. Ent. (əˈnɛlɪtrəs) [f. Gr. ἀνέλυτρος sheathless, f. ἀν priv. + ἔλυτρον a covering.] Not having the anterior wings converted into elytra or wing cases as in beetles,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anelytrous — an·el·y·trous …   English syllables

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