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coarctate

[koh-ahrk-teyt, -tit] /koʊˈɑrk teɪt, -tɪt/
adjective
1.
(of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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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British Dictionary definitions for coarctate

coarctate

/kəʊˈɑːkteɪt/
adjective
1.
(of a pupa) enclosed in a hard barrel-shaped case (puparium), as in the housefly
2.
crowded or pressed together; constricted
verb (intransitive)
3.
(pathol) (esp of the aorta) to become narrower; become constricted
Derived Forms
coarctation, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin coarctāre, to press together, from artus tight
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coarctate in Medicine

coarctate co·arc·tate (kō-ärk'tāt')
adj.
Constricted, narrowed, or compressed, as a segment of a blood vessel.

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