- (of an insect) bearing fully developed larvae that are ready to pupate.
Origin of pupiparous
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The pupiparous insects (Hippobosca, &c.) have been sufficiently noticed before.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
- (of certain dipterous flies) producing young that have already reached the pupa stage at the time of hatching
C19: from New Latin pupiparus, from pupa + parere to bring forth
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