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hemelytron

[ he-mel-i-tron ]
/ hɛˈmɛl ɪˌtrɒn /
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noun, plural hem·el·y·tra [he-mel-i-truh]. /hɛˈmɛl ɪ trə/. Entomology.
one of the forewings of a true bug, having a hard, thick basal portion and a thinner, membranous apex.
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Origin of hemelytron

First recorded in 1820–30; hem(i)- + elytron

OTHER WORDS FROM hemelytron

hem·el·y·tral [he-mel-i-truhl], /hɛˈmɛl ɪ trəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemelytron

hemelytron

hemielytron (ˌhɛmɪˈɛlɪˌtrɒn)

/ (hɛˈmɛlɪˌtrɒn) /

noun plural -tra (-trə)
the forewing of plant bugs and related insects, having a thickened base and a membranous apex

Derived forms of hemelytron

hemelytral or hemielytral, adjective

Word Origin for hemelytron

C19: from New Latin hemielytron, from hemi- + Greek elutron a covering
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