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1. Enclosed within a hard shell, usually the skin of the last larval instar. Used of an insect pupa.
2. Constricted, narrowed, or compressed, as a segment of a blood vessel.
[Latin coarctātus, past participle of coarctāre, to compress, alteration of coartāre : co-, co- + artāre, to compress (from artus, tight, confined; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. (Zoology) (of a pupa) enclosed in a hard barrel-shaped case (puparium), as in the housefly
2. (Biology) crowded or pressed together; constricted
(Pathology) pathol (esp of the aorta) to become narrower; become constricted
[C15: from Latin coarctāre, to press together, from artus tight]
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Past participle: coarctated
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|Adj.||1.||coarctate - (of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case|
enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
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