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ob·tect(ŏb-tĕkt′) also ob·tect·ed (-tĕk′tĭd)
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.
[Latin obtēctus, past participle of obtegere, to cover over : ob-, over; see ob- + tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Zoology) (of a pupa) encased in a hardened secretion so that the wings, legs, etc, are held immovably to the body, as in butterflies. Also: obtected
[C19: from Latin obtectus covered, past participle of obtegere, from ob- (intensive) + tegere to cover]
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(of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body by a secretion.
[1810–20; < Latin obtegere, obtigere to cover, protect]
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