prepupa

noun
pre·​pu·​pa | \ ˌprē-ˈpyü-pə How to pronounce prepupa (audio) \
variants: or pre-pupa
plural prepupae\ ˌprē-​ˈpyü-​(ˌ)pē How to pronounce prepupa (audio) also  -​ˌpī \ or pre-pupae or prepupas or pre-pupas

Definition of prepupa

: the developmental stage of a metamorphic insect prior to entering the pupal stage (see pupa) a prepupa of a moth drosophila prepupa

Other Words from prepupa

prepupal \ ˌprē-​ˈpyü-​pəl How to pronounce prepupa (audio) \ or pre-pupal adjective
prepupal larvae the prepupal stage

First Known Use of prepupa

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Prepupa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepupa. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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