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obtect

[ ob-tekt ]
/ ɒbˈtɛkt /
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adjective
(of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body.
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Also ob·tect·ed [ob-tek-tid] /ɒbˈtɛk tɪd/ .
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Origin of obtect

First recorded in 1810–20; from Latin obtēctus (past participle of obtegere, variant of obtigere “to cover over”), equivalent to ob- ob- + teg(ere) “to cover” (see thatch, toga) + -tus past participle suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for obtect

obtect
/ (ɒbˈtɛkt) /

adjective
(of a pupa) encased in a hardened secretion so that the wings, legs, etc, are held immovably to the body, as in butterfliesAlso: obtected

Word Origin for obtect

C19: from Latin obtectus covered, past participle of obtegere, from ob- (intensive) + tegere to cover
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