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pupa

[pyoo-puh] /ˈpyu pə/
noun, plural pupae
[pyoo-pee] /ˈpyu pi/ (Show IPA),
pupas.
1.
an insect in the nonfeeding, usually immobile, transformation stage between the larva and the imago.
Origin
1765-1770
1765-70; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin pūpa girl, doll, puppet. See pupil1, puppet
Related forms
pupal, adjective
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pupa

/ˈpjuːpə/
noun (pl) -pae (-piː), -pas
1.
an insect at the immobile nonfeeding stage of development between larva and adult, when many internal changes occur See coarctate, exarate, obtect
Derived Forms
pupal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin, from Latin: a doll, puppet
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Word Origin and History for pupal
pupa
1773, "post-larval stage of an insect," special use by Linnæus (1758) of L. pupa "girl, doll, puppet" (see pupil (1)) on notion of "undeveloped creature."
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pupa
  (py'pə)   

Plural pupae (py'pē)
An insect in the nonfeeding stage of development between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes a complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only certain kinds of insects, such as moths, butterflies, ants, and beetles, develop as larvae and pupae. Compare imago, larva, nymph.

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