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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fore wing of hemipterous and especially heteropterous insects, coriaceous at the base and membranous at the tip, whence the name.
  • n. In Vermes, one of the large imbricated scales which lie in double series along the back of certain scale-bearing marine annelids, as the sea-mice or AphroditidÅ“.
  • n. Also hemelytrum, hemelytron.


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