Definition of coarctate in English:

coarctate

Syllabification: co·arc·tate
Pronunciation: /kōˈärkˌtāt
 
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adjective

chiefly Anatomy & Biology
  • 1Pressed close together; contracted; confined.
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    • As compared to the ascending aorta, 30-50% narrowing was seen in the coarctate segment in 3 cases.
    • Formally, the epoxidation of alkenes with peracids can also be considered a coarctate reaction.
    • The ring opening is an eight-electron, Möbius, conrotatory process, not the six-electron, Huckel process described by Herges in his original work describing coarctate orbital topology.
  • 1.1 Entomology (Of the pupa of certain flies) formed within and remaining concealed by the larval cuticle or puparium.
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    • The coarctate or pseudopupal stages are those in which hibernation or diapause occurs most frequently.
    • The coarctate is immobile and strongly sclerotized, and it has reduced mouthparts, legs, and musculature.
    • A pupa covered by the hardened 3rd larval skin is known as a coarctate pupa..

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin coarctatus, past participle of coarctare 'press or draw together'.

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