coarctate

adjective
co·​arc·​tate | \ (ˈ)kō¦ärkˌtāt, -tə̇t\

Definition of coarctate

biology
: pressed together : closely connected specifically : enclosed in a rigid case formed from the last larval skin used of insect pupae

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History and Etymology for coarctate

Latin coarctatus, past participle of coarctare, coartare to press together, contract, from co- + artare, from artus narrow, confined; akin to Latin artus joint

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