from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. covered; protected
  • adj. Covered with a hard chitinous case, like the pupa of certain files.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered; protected.
  • adj. Covered with a hard chitinous case, as the pupa of certain flies; also called obtect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered; protected; especially, in zoology, covered with a hard shelly case.
  • In entomology, concealed under a neighboring part: specifically said of the hemielytra of a hemipterous insect when they are covered by the greatly enlarged and shield-like scutellum, as in the family Scutellerid√¶: opposed to detected.


Latin obtectus, past participle of obtegere to cover over. (Wiktionary)


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