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exarate

[ek-suh-reyt] /ˈɛk səˌreɪt/
adjective, (of a pupa)
1.
having the antennae, legs, and wings free.
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Origin of exarate
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70, exarate is from the Latin word exarātus (past participle of exarāre to plow up). See ex-1, arable, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for exarate

exarate

/ˈɛksəˌreɪt/
adjective
1.
(of the pupa of such insects as ants and bees) having the legs, wings, antennae, etc, free and movable
Word Origin
C19: from Latin exārātus, literally: ploughed up (apparently referring to the way this type of pupa throws off the larval skin), from exārāre, from ārā plough
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