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