Definition of Elytroid

1. a. Resembling a beetle's wing case.



Definition of Elytroid

1. Adjective. (zoology) Resembling a beetle's wingcase. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elytroid

1. elytron [adj] - See also: elytron

Medical Definition of Elytroid

1. Resembling a beetle's wing case. Origin: Gr. Sheath, a wing case. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elytroid

elver
elvers
elves
elvish
elvishly
elwand
elwands
elyite
elysian
elysium
elytra
elytral
elytriform
elytrin
elytroid (current term)
elytron
elytrotomies
elytrotomy
elytrous
elytrum
elæon
em-dash
em-dashes
em dash
em dashes
em quad
em quads

Literary usage of Elytroid

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1. The London Medical Recorder (1850)
"... introduced into the vagina as a medicated elytroid pessary. It does not inconveniently distend the vaginal walls, which it tends to strengthen, ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"25 as (28) Gills present on the seventh abdominal segment, elytroid on the third or fourth segment; ... 29 29 (30) elytroid gill cover subquadrate Caenis. ..."

3. Bulletin by University of the State of New York (1905)
"... ee Gills absent from one or more of segments 1-7; one pair more or less elytroid, ... it / Gills present on the seventh abdominal segment, elytroid ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1847)
"I believe it to be in every respect the representative of the singular elytroid dorsal appendages to the thorax in Antho- soma, Cecrops, and certain other ..."

5. Baltimore Medical and Surgical Journal and Review edited by Eli Geddings (1833)
"Jules Cloquet has employed with much advantage, a pessary constructed upon this principle, which he denominates elytroid. It is somewhat flattened and ..."

6. Woman; Her Diseases and Remedies: A Series of Letters to His Class by Charles Delucena Meigs (1851)
"You cannot sustain them with a globe, a disc, or an elytroid pessary which will not be retained, but you can always keep the prolapsed parts high up within ..."

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