Co*arct" (?), Co*arc"tate (?), v. t. [See Coarctate, a.]


To press together; to crowd; to straiten; to confine closely.




To restrain; to confine.




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Co*arc"tate (?), a. [L. coarctatus, p. p. of coarctare to press together; co- + arctare to press together, from arctus, p. p. See Arctation.] Zool.

Pressed together; closely connected; -- applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the thorax only by a constriction.

Coarctate pupa Zool., a pupa closely covered by the old larval skin, as in most Diptera.


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