from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, one of the anterior wings of an insect: often used for the tegmina of Orthoptera, the hemielytra of Hemiptera, and even for the elytra of Coleoptera, all of these being modified anterior wings.
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- n. either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings
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