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English → English (WordNet)
n : any of various widely distributed beetles [syn: elaterid beetle
English → English (gcide)
Elater \E*lat"er\, n.
One who, or that which, elates.
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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 \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.