Hemelytron meaning

hĕ-mĕlĭ-trŏn
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One of the forewings of a heteropteran insect, having a thick leathery base and a membranous apex.
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Either of the forewings of hemipteran insects, having a thickened basal portion and a membranous end.
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One of the forewings of a heteropteran insect, having a thick leathery base and a membranous apex.
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(anatomy) An insect's forewing with both membranous and hardened portions.
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Origin of hemelytron

  • hem(i)– elytron

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

  • hemi- +‎ elytron

    From Wiktionary