[ pree-pyoo-puh ]

noun,plural pre·pu·pae [pree-pyoo-pee], /priˈpyu pi/, pre·pu·pas.
  1. an insect in the nonfeeding, inactive stage between the larval period and the pupal period.

Origin of prepupa

From New Latin, dating back to 1920–25; see origin at pre-, pupa

Other words from prepupa

  • pre·pu·pal, adjective

Words Nearby prepupa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024