Elater Definition

ĕlə-tər
noun
An elaterid beetle.
American Heritage
An elastic filament that scatters the ripe spores, found in certain plants, as in the capsule of a liverwort.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
That which elates.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Elater

Noun

Singular:
elater
Plural:
elaters

Origin of Elater

  • From New Latin elater, from Ancient Greek ἐλατήρ (elater, “driver, that which drives away”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek elatēr driver from elaunein to drive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • elate +‎ -er

    From Wiktionary

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