- (of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium.
Origin of coarctate
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In this sense the figure of coarctate pup is extremely various.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
- (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
Word Origin for coarctate
C15: from Latin coarctāre, to press together, from artus tight
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- Constricted, narrowed, or compressed, as a segment of a blood vessel.
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