Definition of Elytron

1. Noun. Either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings.

Exact synonyms: Wing Case
Generic synonyms: Wing



Definition of Elytron

1. n. One of the anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as a protection for the posterior pair.

Definition of Elytron

1. Noun. A sheath or outer covering, especially around the spinal cord or over the hindwings of certain insects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elytron

1. a hardened forewing of certain insects [n -TRA] : ELYTROID, ELYTROUS [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elytron

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

Literary usage of Elytron

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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1915)
"I largin (BM) of the elytron so that all or a portion of the nay be concealed. In such a case it is necessary to pull [uncle from beneath the base of the ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Entomological Section (1901)
"Right elytron with six interruptions on the 8th interval. 2. Right elytron with five interruptions on 4th interval and six on 8th ; left with seven on 8th ..."

3. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1847)
"... about 1 f inches long, its general colours black, with corrugations filled with brilliant green, and two large gold spots, one on each elytron. ..."

4. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1847)
"J inches long, its general colours black, with corrugations filled with brilliant green, and two large gold spots, one on each elytron. ..."

5. Investigations representing the departments by University of Chicago, E.F. Young, John Dewey (1903)
"Section of the dorsal layer of hypodermis in an elytron of a pupa showing ... Section of the dorsal layer ef the hypodermis of an elytron in an imago just ..."

6. Investigations Representing the Departments: Zoölogy, Anatomy, Physiology by University of Chicago (1903)
"Section of the dorsal layer of hypodermis in an elytron of a pupa showing the ... Section of the dorsal lamella of the mature elytron near the cortal edge, ..."

7. Report of Progress for by Geological Survey of Canada (1879)
"A nearly perfect elytron (No 58) with the humeral angle broken off represents a Carabid, ... The elytron is about two and a-half times longer than broad; ..."

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