El"y*tron . [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to roll round.] Zool. (a)

One of the anterior pair of wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects, when they are thick and serve only as a protection for the posterior pair.

See Coleoptera. (b)

One of the shieldlike dorsal scales of certain annelids. See Chaetopoda.


© Webster 1913.

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