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erecto-patent definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a posture advanced between erect and patent, or spreading.
    • Standing partially spread and erect; -- stated of wings of particular bugs.
    • Having a situation intermediate between erect and patent, or distributing.
    • Standing partially spread and erect; -- stated regarding the wings of certain bugs.
    • Having a situation intermediate between erect and patent, or distributing.
    • Standing partially spread and erect; -- said of the wings of particular pests.
    • Having a situation advanced between erect and patent, or spreading.
    • Standing partly spread and erect; -- stated regarding the wings of particular insects.
  • others:
    • In botany, having a posture advanced between erect and dispersing.
    • In entomology, having, as the wings of an insect whenever in repose, the anterior pair erect or almost so, while the posterior set horizontal, like in the skipper-butterflies.
    • In botany, having a situation advanced between erect and spreading.
    • In entomology, having, because the wings of an insect when in repose, the anterior pair erect or nearly so, and the posterior pair horizontal, as with the skipper-butterflies.
    • In botany, having a situation advanced between erect and spreading.
    • In entomology, having, due to the fact wings of an insect whenever in repose, the anterior pair erect or almost so, and also the posterior pair horizontal, like in the skipper-butterflies.
    • In botany, having a situation intermediate between erect and distributing.
    • In entomology, having, once the wings of an insect whenever in repose, the anterior set erect or almost so, and also the posterior pair horizontal, as in the skipper-butterflies.
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