Coarctate pupa
Coarctate Co*arc"tate, a. [L. coarctatus, p. p. of coarctare to press together; co- + arctare to press together, from arctus, p. p. See {Arctation}.] (Zo["o]l.) Pressed together; closely connected; -- applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the thorax only by a constriction. [1913 Webster]

{Coarctate pupa} (Zo["o]l.), a pupa closely covered by the old larval skin, as in most Diptera. [1913 Webster]


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  • Coarctate pupa — Pupa Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coarctate pupa — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A type of pupa in certain Diptera, with the last larval skin being retained as a protective puparium, with tracheal connection maintaining contact between the pupa within the larval skin with the outside …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Coarctate — Co*arc tate, a. [L. coarctatus, p. p. of coarctare to press together; co + arctare to press together, from arctus, p. p. See {Arctation}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pressed together; closely connected; applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pupa — Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pupa — pupal, adj. /pyooh peuh/, n., pl. pupae / pee/, pupas. an insect in the nonfeeding, usually immobile, transformation stage between the larva and the imago. See illus. under metamorphosis. [1765 70; < NL, special use of L pupa girl, doll, puppet.… …   Universalium

  • pupa coarctate — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Puparium or last larval skin enclosing the exarate pupa; found in many Diptera …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coarctate — /koh ahrk tayt, tit/, adj. (of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium. [1375 1425 for sense confined, restricted, 1810 20 for current sense; late ME < L coarctatus, var. of COARTATUS (ptp. of coartare to press together) …   Universalium

  • coarctate — /koʊˈakteɪt/ (say koh ahktayt) adjective 1. Entomology (of an insect pupa) enclosed in the hardened cuticula (puparium) of a preceding larval instar. 2. compressed; constricted. {Latin coarctātus, past participle, pressed together; replacing… …   Australian English dictionary

  • coarctate — adjective (of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case • Similar to: ↑enclosed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Masked pupa — Pupa Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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