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coarctate

[koh-ahrk-teyt, -tit]
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adjective
  1. (of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium.
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Origin of coarctate

1375–1425 for sense “confined, restricted,” 1810–20 for current sense; late Middle English < Latin coarctātus, variant of coartātus (past participle of coartāre to press together), equivalent to co- co- + art(us) tight (see article) + -ātus -ate1
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Historical Examples

  • 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

coarctate

adjective
  1. (of a pupa) enclosed in a hard barrel-shaped case (puparium), as in the housefly
  2. crowded or pressed together; constricted
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verb (intr)
  1. pathol (esp of the aorta) to become narrower; become constricted
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Derived Formscoarctation, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Latin coarctāre, to press together, from artus tight
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coarctate in Medicine

coarctate

(kō-ärktāt′)
adj.
  1. Constricted, narrowed, or compressed, as a segment of a blood vessel.
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