[pyoo-pip-er-uh s]


(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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(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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