noun, plural el·y·tra [el-i-truh]. /ˈɛl ɪ trə/.
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Origin of elytron
OTHER WORDS FROM elytronel·y·trous [el-i-truhs], /ˈɛl ɪ trəs/, adjective
Words nearby elytron
Example sentences from the Web for elytron
It is black, hairy, with a large yellowish spot at the base of each elytron, and two transverse bands of the same colour.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Complicant: when one elytron extends over the other and partially covers it.
Axis: a small process at base of elytron, upon which it turns.
Sometimes the glands are found beneath the disk of the elytron, opening by pores on the surface.