pupa obtecta

noun
pupa ob·​tec·​ta | \ -äbˈtektə \
plural pupae obtectae\ -​kˌtē \

Definition of pupa obtecta

: a typical pupa (as the chrysalis of most lepidopterans) in which the appendages are closely bound to the body

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History and Etymology for pupa obtecta

New Latin, literally, obtected pupa

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“Pupa obtecta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pupa%20obtecta. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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