Definition for elytra (2 of 3)
noun, plural el·y·tra [el-i-truh] /ˈɛl ɪ trə/.
Origin of elytron
Related formsel·y·trous [el-i-truh s] /ˈɛl ɪ trəs/, adjective
Definition for elytra (3 of 3)
noun, plural el·y·tra [el-i-truh] /ˈɛl ɪ trə/. Obsolete.
Origin of elytrum
Examples from the Web for elytra
It has elytra of a beautiful green, with three ribs, and the legs yellowish.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
They may be considered under the same heads nearly as elytra.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
This reversal causes the wings and elytra to fall into their natural position.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
Elytra with four double rows of impressed punctures, united at the end.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.|J Lort Stokes
Don't you see the distinguishing mark of the coleoptera, those two elytra, or wing-covers, which meet in the median dorsal line?Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau