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elater

Elater is a 6 letter word which starts with the letter E and ends with the letter R for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
(n.) One who or that which elates.
(n.) An elastic spiral filament for dispersing the spores as in some liverworts.
(n.) Any beetle of the family Elateridae 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.
(n.) The caudal spring used by Podura and related insects for leaping. See Collembola.
(n.) 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.

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