[he-mel-i-tron] /hɛˈmɛl ɪˌtrɒn/
noun, plural hemelytra
[he-mel-i-truh] /hɛˈmɛl ɪ trə/ (Show IPA). Entomology.
one of the forewings of a true bug, having a hard, thick basal portion and a thinner, membranous apex.
noun (pl) -tra (-trə)
the forewing of plant bugs and related insects, having a thickened base and a membranous apex
[hem-er-uh-loh-pee-uh] /ˌhɛm ər əˈloʊ pi ə/ noun, Ophthalmology. 1. a condition of the eyes in which sight is normal in the night or in a dim light but is abnormally poor or wholly absent in the day or in a bright light. /ˌhɛmərəˈləʊpɪə/ noun 1. inability to see clearly in bright light Nontechnical name day […]
[hem-er-uh-kal-is] /ˌhɛm ər əˈkæl ɪs/ noun 1. the genus comprising the day lilies. /ˌhɛmərəʊˈkælɪs/ noun 1. See day lily
[hem-ee] /ˈhɛm i/ noun, Automotive. 1. an internal-combustion engine having hemispherical combustion chambers. 1. a combining form meaning “half,” used in the formation of compound words: hemimorphic. prefix 1. half: hemicycle, hemisphere Compare demi- (sense 1), semi- (sense 1) word-forming element meaning “half,” from Greek hemi- “half,” from PIE root *semi-, which is the source […]
[hem-ee-as-i-tal] /ˌhɛm iˈæs ɪˌtæl/ noun 1. any of the class of organic chemical compounds having the general formula RCH(OH)OR, where R is an organic group. hemiacetal hem·i·ac·e·tal (hěm’ē-ās’ĭ-tāl’) n. Any of a class of compounds containing an alkyl group, especially when formed as intermediates during the preparation of acetals from aldehydes or ketones.