Pronunciation: (el'i-tron"), [key]
—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.
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