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n. pl. he·mel·y·tra (-trə)
One of the forewings of a heteropteran insect, having a thick leathery base and a membranous apex.
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n, pl -tra (-trə)
(Zoology) the forewing of plant bugs and related insects, having a thickened base and a membranous apex
[C19: from New Latin hemielytron, from hemi- + Greek elutron a covering]
hemˈelytral, ˌhemiˈelytral adj
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n., pl. -tra (-trə).
one of the forewings of a hemipterous insect, having a hard, thick basal portion and a thinner membranous apex.
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