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prepupa

[ pree-pyoo-puh ]
/ priˈpyu pə /
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noun, plural pre·pu·pae [pree-pyoo-pee], /priˈpyu pi/, pre·pu·pas.

an insect in the nonfeeding, inactive stage between the larval period and the pupal period.

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Origin of prepupa

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

OTHER WORDS FROM prepupa

pre·pu·pal, adjective
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