prepupa

noun pre·pu·pa \ ˌprē-ˈpyü-pə \
variants: or pre-pupa

Definition of prepupa

plural prepupae play \ˌprē-ˈpyü-(ˌ)pē also -ˌpī\ or pre-pupae or prepupas or pre-pupas
: the developmental stage of a metamorphic insect prior to entering the pupal stage (see pupa)
  • a prepupa of a moth
  • drosophila prepupa

prepupal

play \ˌprē-ˈpyü-pəl\ or pre-pupal adjective
    • prepupal larvae
    • the prepupal stage

First Known Use of prepupa

1902

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