[ ek-suh-reyt ]
/ ˈɛk səˌreɪt /
adjective (of a pupa)
having the antennae, legs, and wings free.
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British Dictionary definitions for exarate
/ (ˈɛksəˌreɪt) /
(of the pupa of such insects as ants and bees) having the legs, wings, antennae, etc, free and movable
Word Origin for exarate
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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