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el•y•tron



Pronunciation: (el'i-tron"), [key]
n.,
pl. -traPronunciation: (-tru). [key]

one of the pair of hardened forewings of certain insects, as beetles, forming a protective covering for the posterior or flight wings. Also called wing case, wing cover. See diag. under beetle.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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