Definition of anelytrous in English:

anelytrous

Pronunciation /əˈnɛlɪtrəs/

adjective

rare Entomology
  • †Originally designating an order, variety, etc., of winged insects without elytra (i.e. not coleopterous) (obsolete). In later use designating a beetle without elytra.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. From post-classical Latin anelytrus + -ous.