coarctate

coarctate

[koh-ahrk-teyt, -tit]
adjective
(of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium.

Origin:
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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coarctate (kəʊˈɑːkteɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of a pupa) enclosed in a hard barrel-shaped case (puparium), as in the housefly
2.  crowded or pressed together; constricted
 
vb
3.  pathol (esp of the aorta) to become narrower; become constricted
 
[C15: from Latin coarctāre, to press together, from artus tight]
 
coarc'tation
 
n

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

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