Pronunciation key

( eli-tron )

el•y•tron [pl. ELYTRA (-trə]


[Mod. L.; Gr. elytron a covering or sheath elyein to roll round, wrap up].

Either of the front pair of modified wings in certain insects which serve as a protective covering for the rear wings; wing cover.

elytron and elytra


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Beetle Flight: Flapping Protective Wings Increase Lift
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