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prepupa

[pree-pyoo-puh] /priˈpyu pə/
noun, plural prepupae
[pree-pyoo-pee] /priˈpyu pi/ (Show IPA),
prepupas.
1.
an insect in the nonfeeding, inactive stage between the larval period and the pupal period.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Neo-Latin; see pre-, pupa
Related forms
prepupal, adjective
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  • The weight loss from fall prepupa to adult was statistically less for males.

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