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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the rudimentary front wings of certain insects (Stylops). They resemble the halteres, or rudimentary hind wings, of Diptera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the greatly reduced elytra of a stylopid beetle.


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