hemelytron

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noun hem·el·y·tron \he-ˈme-lə-ˌträn\

Definition of hemelytron

plural

hemelytra

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

Origin and Etymology of hemelytron

New Latin, from hemi- + elytron


First Known Use: circa 1889


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