hemelytral

hemelytron

[he-mel-i-tron]
noun, plural hemelytra [he-mel-i-truh] . Entomology.
one of the forewings of a true bug, having a hard, thick basal portion and a thinner, membranous apex.


Origin:
1820–30; hem(i)- + elytron

hemelytral [he-mel-i-truhl] , adjective
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hemelytron or hemielytron (hɛˈmɛlɪˌtrɒn, ˌhɛmɪˈɛlɪˌtrɒn)
 
n , pl -tra
the forewing of plant bugs and related insects, having a thickened base and a membranous apex
 
[C19: from New Latin hemielytron, from hemi- + Greek elutron a covering]
 
hemielytron or hemielytron (hɛˈmɛlɪˌtrɒn, ˌhɛmɪˈɛlɪˌtrɒn, -trə)
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin hemielytron, from hemi- + Greek elutron a covering]
 
hem'elytral or hemielytron
 
adj
 
hemi'elytral or hemielytron
 
adj

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