Obtect definition

-tĕktĭd
Pertaining to an insect pupa in which the appendages and wings are glued down against the body by a secretion.
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Having the wings and appendages enclosed or covered by a secretion that forms a hard shell or horny case, as the pupae of most butterflies and moths.
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(entomology, of a pupa) Having the legs and other appendages are more or less strongly cemented to the body.
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Origin of obtect

  • Latin obtēctus past participle of obtegere to cover over ob- over ob– tegere to cover (s)teg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition