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exarate

[ ek-suh-reyt ]
/ ˈɛk səˌreɪt /
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adjective (of a pupa)

having the antennae, legs, and wings free.

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Origin of exarate

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

(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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