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hemelytron

noun hem·el·y·tron \he-ˈme-lə-ˌträn\
plural hem·el·y·tra\-trə\

Definition of HEMELYTRON

:  one of the basally thickened anterior wings of various insects (as true bugs)

Origin of HEMELYTRON

New Latin, from hemi- + elytron
First Known Use: circa 1889

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