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obtect

[ ob-tekt ]

adjective

  1. (of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body.


obtect

/ ɒbˈtɛkt /

adjective

  1. (of a pupa) encased in a hardened secretion so that the wings, legs, etc, are held immovably to the body, as in butterflies Alsoobtected


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Word History and Origins

Origin of obtect1

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” ( thatch, toga ) + -tus past participle suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of obtect1

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

Consequently the obtect pupa, as this type is called, does not resemble its imago as fully as a free pupa does.

The pupa is completely obtect, with only two free abdominal segments.

Nares basales, rotund, pone culminis basin posit, plumulis vix obtect.

Nares basales, simplices, subrotund, plumulis densis incumbentibus in totum obtect.

Pupa incompletely obtect or free, and enclosed in the hardened cuticle of the last larval instar (puparium).

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