[ koh-ahrk-teyt, -tit ]
/ koʊˈɑrk teɪt, -tɪt /
(of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium.
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Words nearby coarctate
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Example sentences from the Web for coarctate
In this sense the figure of coarctate pup is extremely various.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
British Dictionary definitions for coarctate
/ (kəʊˈɑːkteɪt) /
(of a pupa) enclosed in a hard barrel-shaped case (puparium), as in the housefly
crowded or pressed together; constricted
pathol (esp of the aorta) to become narrower; become constricted
Derived forms of coarctatecoarctation, noun
Word Origin for coarctate
C15: from Latin coarctāre, to press together, from artus tight
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Medical definitions for coarctate
[ kō-ärk′tāt′ ]
Constricted, narrowed, or compressed, as a segment of a blood vessel.
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