noun, plural el·y·tra [el-i-truh] /ˈɛl ɪ trə/. Obsolete.
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When a spot for instance is partly on one elytrum and partly on the other.
I saw one once on one elytrum of a beetle and not on the other.
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.
The suture is the internal margin of the elytrum from the point of the scutellum to the end.
In general it is either rectangular or rounded, with a prominence of the elytrum within it.