plural noun

: a division of Diptera in which the young are born as mature maggots ready to become pupae (as of the sheep ked or horse tick)

Word History


New Latin, from pupa + -i- + -para (from Latin, neuter plural of -parus -parous)

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“Pupipara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pupipara. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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