elytrum

elytrum

[el-i-truhm] .
noun, plural elytra [el-i-truh] . Obsolete.

Origin:
Latinized variant of elytron

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elytron or elytrum (ˈɛlɪˌtrɒn, ˈɛlɪtrəm)
 
n , pl -tra
either of the horny front wings of beetles and some other insects, which cover and protect the hind wings
 
[C18: from Greek elutron sheath, covering]
 
elytrum or elytrum (ˈɛlɪˌtrɒn, ˈɛlɪtrəm, -trə)
 
n
 
[C18: from Greek elutron sheath, covering]
 
'elytroid or elytrum
 
adj
 
'elytrous or elytrum
 
adj

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