exarate

exarate

[ek-suh-reyt]
adjective (of a pupa)
having the antennae, legs, and wings free.
Compare obtect.


Origin:
1865–70; < Latin exarātus (past participle of exarāre to plow up). See ex-1, arable, -ate1

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exarate (ˈɛksəˌreɪt)
 
adj
(of the pupa of such insects as ants and bees) having the legs, wings, antennae, etc, free and movable
 
[C19: from Latin exārātus, literally: ploughed up (apparently referring to the way this type of pupa throws off the larval skin), from exārāre, from ārā plough]

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