- compressed or constricted
- rigidly enclosed in the last larval skin: said of certain insect pupae
Origin of coarctate; from Classical Latin coarctatus, past participle of coarctare, to press together ; from co-, together + artare, to press together ; from artus, fitted, narrow ; from artus, a joint (see art): spelling, spelled influenced, influence by associated, association with arcere, to enclose
- Enclosed within a hard shell, usually the skin of the last larval instar. Used of an insect pupa.
- Constricted, narrowed, or compressed, as a segment of a blood vessel.
Origin of coarctateLatin coarctatus, past participle of coarctare, to compress, alteration of coartare : co-, co- + artare, to compress (from artus, tight, confined; see ar- in Indo-European roots).
(comparative more coarctate, superlative most coarctate)
(third-person singular simple present coarctates, present participle coarctating, simple past and past participle coarctated)