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pupiparous

[pyoo-pip-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. (of an insect) bearing fully developed larvae that are ready to pupate.

Origin of pupiparous

From the New Latin word pūpiparus, dating back to 1820–30. See pupa, -i-, -parous
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  • The pupiparous insects (Hippobosca, &c.) have been sufficiently noticed before.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)

    William Kirby


British Dictionary definitions for pupiparous

pupiparous

adjective
  1. (of certain dipterous flies) producing young that have already reached the pupa stage at the time of hatching

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin pupiparus, from pupa + parere to bring forth
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