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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pupa  \Pu"pa\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Pup?},  E.  {Pupas}.  [L.  pupa  girl. 
  doll,  puppet,  fem.  of  pupus.  Cf  {Puppet}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  insect  in  that  stage  of  its  metamorphosis 
  which  usually  immediately  precedes  the  adult,  or  imago, 
  stage. 
 
  Note:  Among  insects  belonging  to  the  higher  orders  as  the 
  Hymenoptera,  Diptera,  Lepidoptera,  the  pupa  is  inactive 
  and  takes  no  food;  in  the  lower  orders  it  is  active  and 
  takes  food,  and  differs  little  from  the  imago  except  in 
  the  rudimentary  state  of  the  sexual  organs,  and  of  the 
  wings  in  those  that  have  wings  when  adult.  The  term 
  pupa  is  sometimes  applied  to  other  invertebrates  in 
  analogous  stages  of  development. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  air-breathing  land  snails  having  an 
  elongated  spiral  shell. 
 
  {Coarctate},  or  {Obtected},  {pupa},  a  pupa  which  is  incased 
  in  the  dried-up  skin  of  the  larva,  as  in  many  Diptera. 
 
  {Masked  pupa},  a  pupa  whose  limbs  are  bound  down  and  partly 
  concealed  by  a  chitinous  covering,  as  in  Lepidoptera. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coarct  \Co*arct"\,  Coarctate  \Co*arc"tate\,  v.  t.  [See 
  {Coarctate},  a.] 
  1.  To  press  together;  to  crowd;  to  straiten;  to  confine 
  closely.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  restrain;  to  confine.  [Obs.]  --Ayliffe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coarctate  \Co*arc"tate\,  a.  [L.  coarctatus  p.  p.  of  coarctare 
  to  press  together;  co-  +  arctare  to  press  together,  from 
  arctus,  p.  p.  See  {Arctation}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Pressed  together;  closely  connected;  --  applied  to  insects 
  having  the  abdomen  separated  from  the  thorax  only  by  a 
  constriction. 
 
  {Coarctate  pupa}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  pupa  closely  covered  by  the 
  old  larval  skin,  as  in  most  Diptera. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coarctate 
  adj  :  (of  an  insect  pupa)  enclosed  in  a  rigid  case 




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