from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the wings and appendages enclosed or covered by a secretion that forms a hard shell or horny case, as the pupae of most butterflies and moths.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the legs and other appendages are more or less strongly cemented to the body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, same as obtected.
Latin obtēctus, past participle of obtegere, to cover over : ob-, over; see ob- + tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)