- one of the forewings of a true bug, having a hard, thick basal portion and a thinner, membranous apex.
Origin of hemelytron
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- 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
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