obtect


ob·tect

adjective \əb-ˈtekt, äb-\

Definition of OBTECT

of a pupa
:  enclosed in a firm case or covering with the appendages held tightly against the body

Variants of OBTECT

ob·tect also ob·tect·ed \-ˈtek-təd\

Origin of OBTECT

Latin obtectus, past participle of obtegere to cover over, from ob- in the way + tegere to cover — more at thatch
First Known Use: 1816

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