hemelytron

noun
hem·​el·​y·​tron | \ he-ˈme-lə-ˌträn How to pronounce hemelytron (audio) \
plural hemelytra\ he-​ˈme-​lə-​trə How to pronounce hemelytra (audio) \

Definition of hemelytron

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

First Known Use of hemelytron

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemelytron

New Latin, from hemi- + elytron

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The first known use of hemelytron was circa 1889

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“Hemelytron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemelytron. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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