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elytron

el·y·tron

 (ĕl′ĭ-trŏn′)
n. pl. el·y·tra (-trə)
Either of the leathery or chitinous forewings of a beetle or a related insect, serving to encase the membranous hind wings used in flight. Also called wing case.

[New Latin, from Greek elutron, sheath; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

el′y·troid′ (-troid′) adj.

el•y•troid

(ˈɛl ɪˌtrɔɪd)

adj.
resembling an elytron.
[1860–65]
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In addition, the bone marrow smear contained 5-10% cellularity with adequate megakaryocytes for this setting, myeloid and elytroid cells being in various maturation phases, and no blasts were recognized (Figure 3).
Caption: FIGURE 3: Bone marrow smears at spontaneous remission (2 weeks after sepsis resolution) showed 5-10% cellularity including sufficient megakaryocytes, myeloid and elytroid cells being in various maturation phases, and no blast.
Caption: FIGURE 4: Bone marrow smear at spontaneous remission (4 weeks after sepsis resolution) showed 50-60% cellularity including sufficient megakaryocytes, the normal ratio of myeloid to elytroid cells, and no blast.