elytro-, elytr-, elytri- +

(Greek ελυτρον > Modern Latin: covering, wrapping; sheath, casing; by extension, vagina)

A group of beetles having short elytra; such as, the rove beetles.
elytra (plural)
1. Tough front wings, occurring in pairs on beetles and some other insects, that act as a protective covering for the rear wings.
2. Part of the hard exoskeleton of certain insects; such as, scarab beetles.
An example of an elytra or wing coverings.
An example of an insect with elytra. A Cockchafer or "May Bug", a European beetle of the family of the dung beetles from Wikipedia.
Having or bearing hardened forewings.
Having the form, or structure, of an elytron.
Resembling a beetle's wing case.
elytron, elytrum (singular)
1. One of the hardened wings in the Coleoptera and some other insects.
2. Either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings.
3. One of the pair of hardened forewings of certain insects; such as, beetles, forming a protective covering for the posterior or flight wings. Also called wing case, wing cover.
4. Either of the leathery or chitinous forewings of a beetle or a related insect, serving to encase the thin, membranous hind wings used in flight.
An example of an elytron insect.

An insect with elytra which is a dung beetle impaled on a barbed wire; as seen in NewScientist, May 27, 2006 in "The Last Word", page 93.

Photo by Toshi Knell, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
Inflammation of any sheath or capsule of an organ; especially, the vagina.
An operation in which the vulva and the vagina are narrowed to support a prolapsed uterus.
hemelytron, hemeltrum, hemielytron
1. One of the forewings of a hemipterous insect, having a thick membranous apex.
2. One of the forewings of a true bug, having a hard, thick basal portion and a thinner, membranous apex.
3. One of the partially thickened anterior wings of certain insects, as of many Hemiptera, the earwigs, etc.