American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Zoology Enclosed in an oval horny case. Used of an insect pupa.
- adj. Zoology Constricted, narrowed, or compressed, as a segment of a blood vessel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as coarct.
- Crowded together. Specifically— In entomology: Compressed; much attenuated, generally at the base; having a narrow base, but wider and thicker toward the apex. Crowded; packed into a small space.
- In botany, compact; dense, as a panicle; closely appressed, as a foliaceous thallus.
- adj. anatomy constricted, narrowed or compressed
- adj. entomology, of a pupa enclosed in a rigid case
- v. obsolete To press together; to crowd.
- v. obsolete To restrain; to confine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Pressed together; closely connected; -- applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the thorax only by a constriction.
- adj. (of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case
- Latin coarctātus, past participle of coarctāre, to compress, alteration of coartāre : co-, co- + artāre, to compress (from artus, tight, confined; see ar- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Obtected: applied to pupae when they are covered with a chitinous case which confines and conceals all appendages, though their outlines may be marked on the surface: see free, and coarctate.”
“Dolioloides: applied to obtect or coarctate pupae.”
“Larvatae: asked; applied to coarctate and obtect pupae.”
“Nympha inclusa: = coarctate pupa; q.v. Nymphipara: applied to insects that bear living young in an advanced stage of development: see also pupipara.”
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