noun, plural el·y·tra [el-i-truh] /ˈɛl ɪ trə/. Obsolete.
Origin of elytrum
Examples from the Web for elytrum
I saw one once on one elytrum of a beetle and not on the other.
This robust structure seems to indicate that the scapular has to counteract a powerful action both of the leg and elytrum.
When a spot for instance is partly on one elytrum and partly on the other.
The suture is the internal margin of the elytrum from the point of the scutellum to the end.
Elytrum, el′it-rum, n. the fore-wing of beetles, modified to form more or less hard coverings for the hind pair—also El′ytron:—pl.