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[ pyoo-pip-er-uh s ]
/ pyuˈpɪp ər əs /


(of an insect) bearing fully developed larvae that are ready to pupate.

Nearby words

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Origin of pupiparous

From the New Latin word pūpiparus, dating back to 1820–30. See pupa, -i-, -parous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pupiparous

  • 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


/ (pjuːˈpɪpərəs) /


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

Word Origin for pupiparous

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