obtect
also obtected adjective Etymology: Latin obtectus, past participle of obtegere to cover over, from ob- in the way + tegere to cover — more at thatch Date: 1816 of a pupa enclosed in a firm case or covering with the appendages held tightly against the body

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  • obtect — [äb tekt′] adj. [< L obtectus, pp. of obtegere, to cover over < ob (see OB ) + tegere, to cover: see THATCH, vt.] pertaining to an insect pupa in which the appendages and wings are glued down against the body by a secretion: also obtected …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • obtect — См. obtected …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • obtect — /ob tekt /, adj. (of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body. Also, obtected. Cf. exarate. [1810 20; < L obtectus (ptp. of obtegere, var. of obtigere to cover over), equiv. to ob OB + teg(ere) to cover (see… …   Universalium

  • obtect — adjective Having the legs and other appendages are more or less strongly cemented to the body …   Wiktionary

  • obtect — (L). Concealed, covered …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • obtect — ob·tect …   English syllables

  • obtect — ob•tect [[t]ɒbˈtɛkt[/t]] also ob•tect′ed adj. ent (of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body by a secretion • Etymology: 1810–20; < L obtegere, obtigere to cover, protect …   From formal English to slang

  • obtect — /əbˈtɛkt/ (say uhb tekt) adjective denoting any insect pupa in which the antennae, legs, and wings are glued to the surface of the body by a hardened secretion. Also, obtected. {Latin obtectus, past participle, covered over} …   Australian English dictionary

  • obtect — …   Useful english dictionary

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