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Definitions of pupae

pupae (ˈpjuːpiː) 

Definitions

plural noun

  1. See pupa

pupa (ˈpjuːpə Pronunciation for pupa

Definitions

noun

(plural) -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

ˈpupal adjective

Word Origin

C19: via New Latin, from Latin: a doll, puppet

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