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

 [昆蟲] 翅鞘;翅基

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.