Hemelytra



[he-mel-i-tron] /hɛˈmɛl ɪˌtrɒn/

noun, plural hemelytra
[he-mel-i-truh] /hɛˈmɛl ɪ trə/ (Show IPA). Entomology.
1.
one of the forewings of a true bug, having a hard, thick basal portion and a thinner, membranous apex.
/hɛˈmɛlɪˌtrɒn/
noun (pl) -tra (-trə)
1.
the forewing of plant bugs and related insects, having a thickened base and a membranous apex

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