obtect

obtect

[ob-tekt]
adjective
(of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body.
Also, obtected.
Compare exarate.


Origin:
1810–20; < Latin obtēctus (past participle of obtegere, variant of obtigere to cover over), equivalent to ob- ob- + teg(ere) to cover (see thatch, toga) + -tus past participle suffix

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obtect (ɒbˈtɛkt)
 
adj
Also: obtected (of a pupa) encased in a hardened secretion so that the wings, legs, etc, are held immovably to the body, as in butterflies
 
[C19: from Latin obtectus covered, past participle of obtegere, from ob- (intensive) + tegere to cover]

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