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Elytrum

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Elytrum

(Science: zoology) 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.

One of the shieldlike dorsal scales of certain annelids.

See: coleoptera.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr, fr. To roll round.