obtected
adjective see obtect

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  • Obtected — Ob*tect ed, a. [L. obtectus, p. p. of obtegere to cover over.] 1. Covered; protected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Covered with a hard chitinous case, as the pupa of certain flies; also called {obtect}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtected — adj. [L. obtectus, covered over] Covered; enclosed within a hard covering …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • obtected — ob·tect·ed …   English syllables

  • obtected — adjective see obtect …   Useful english dictionary

  • Obtected 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

  • obtect — Obtected Ob*tect ed, a. [L. obtectus, p. p. of obtegere to cover over.] 1. Covered; protected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Covered with a hard chitinous case, as the pupa of certain flies; also called {obtect}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ob|tect — «ob TEHKT», adjective. = obtected. (Cf. ↑obtected) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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