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

Word History


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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“Coarctate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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