Definition of Elater. Meaning of Elater. Synonyms of Elater

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Definition of Elater

Elater
Elater E*lat"er, n. One who, or that which, elates.
Elater
Elater El"a*ter, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? driver, fr. ? to drive.] 1. (Bot.) An elastic spiral filament for dispersing the spores, as in some liverworts. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any beetle of the family Elaterid[ae], having the habit, when laid on the back, of giving a sudden upward spring, by a quick movement of the articulation between the abdomen and thorax; -- called also click beetle, spring beetle, and snapping beetle. 3. (Zo["o]l.) The caudal spring used by Podura and related insects for leaping. See Collembola.
Elater
Elater El"a*ter, n. (Chem.) The active principle of elaterium, being found in the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber (Ecballium agreste, formerly Motordica Elaterium) and other related species. It is extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance, which is a violent purgative.

Meaning of Elater from wikipedia

- An elater is a cell (or structure attached to a cell) that is hygroscopic, and therefore will change shape in response to changes in moisture in the environment...
- (Candèze, 1863) Elater asmodaius Wurst, 1994 Elater ater (Candèze, 1865) Elater decorus (Germar, 1843) Elater dilaticollis (Fairmaire, 1883) Elater ferrugineus...
- Alaus oculatus, commonly called the eastern e**** click beetle or e**** elater, is a species of click beetle. Alaus oculatus can reach a length of about...
- up elative in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Elative can refer to: Elative case, a grammatical case in Finno-Ugric languages and others Elative (gradation)...
- valid species in North America. Leach took the family name from the genus Elater, coined by Linnaeus in 1758. In Gr****, ἐλατήρ means one who drives, pushes...
- In Semitic linguistics, the elative (Arabic: اِسْمُ تَفْضِيل ismu tafḍīl, literally meaning "noun of preference") is a stage of gradation that can be...
- Elater asmodaius is a species of click beetle in the genus Elater. Biolib v t e...
- In grammar, the elative case (abbreviated ELA; from Latin: efferre "to bring or carry out") is a locative grammatical case with the basic[clarification...
- Elater abruptus is a species of click beetle in the genus Elater. Biolib v t e...
- Elater ferrugineus, the rusty click beetle, is a species of click beetle belonging to the family Elateridae. Varietas include: Elater ferrugineus var...