erecto-patent

Erecto-patent

E*rec"to-pat"ent\, a. 1. (Bot.) Having a position intermediate between erect and patent, or spreading.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Standing partially spread and erect; -- said of the wings of certain insects.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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