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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 El·y·tron El·y·trum n.; pl. Elytra   Zoöl. (a) One of the anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as a protection for the posterior pair. See Coleoptera. (b) One of the shieldlike dorsal scales of certain annelids. See Chætopoda.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See elytron

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other
          insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings
          [syn: wing case]
      [also: elytra (pl)]