coarctate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj coarctate (of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Coarctate (Zoöl) Pressed together; closely connected; -- applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the thorax only by a constriction.
    • Coarctate To press together; to crowd; to straiten; to confine closely.
    • Coarctate To restrain; to confine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coarctate Same as coarct.
    • coarctate 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.
    • coarctate In botany, compact; dense, as a panicle; closely appressed, as a foliaceous thallus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Coarctate kō-ark′tāt compressed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. coarctatus, p. p. of coarctare, to press together; co-, + arctare, to press together, from arctus, p. p. See Arctation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coartāre, -ātum, to compress together.

Usage

In literature:

Dolioloides: applied to obtect or coarctate pupae.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In news:

Coarctation of the aorta &mdash.
Coarctation of the aorta &mdash.
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