Definition of Obtect

1. Adjective. (entomology of a pupa) Having the legs and other appendages are more or less strongly cemented to the body. ¹



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Definition of Obtect

1. covered by a hardened secretion [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obtect

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obstupefying
obtain
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obtainability
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obtaineth
obtaining
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obtect (current term)
obtected
obtemper
obtempered
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obtend
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Literary usage of Obtect

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The pupa is completely obtect, with only two free abdominal segments. ... Pupa. obtect. The caterpillars feed in some kind of shelter, some spinning a loose ..."

2. The Life-story of Insects by George Herbert Carpenter (1913)
"Consequently the obtect pupa, as this type is called, does not resemble its imago as fully ... TA Chapman has shown (1893) that the completely obtect pupa ..."

3. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1900)
"Similarly, the two other conditions suggested as necessary to the establishment of the obtect pupa arc not found to be essential on further evolution. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The pupa is completely obtect, with only two free abdominal segments. ... Pupa. obtect. The caterpillars feed in some kind of shelter, some spinning a loose ..."

5. Class Book of Economic Entomology: With Special Reference to the Economic by William Lochhead (1919)
"... tobacco sphinx (obtect)- 5 male of maple scale (free). external organs of the adult insect formed, but even the internal organs undergo profound changes ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Pupa free in the lowest families, in most cases incompletely or completely obtect. Includes the moths and butterflies. See LEPIDOPTERA. ..."

7. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1900)
"This pupa is very interesting, as being one of active habits, although as fully obtect in structure as any other Pyrale. The modifications of structure that ..."

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