puparium

noun
pu·​par·​i·​um | \ pyü-ˈper-ē-əm How to pronounce puparium (audio) \
plural puparia\ pyü-​ˈper-​ē-​ə How to pronounce puparium (audio) \

Definition of puparium

: a rigid outer shell formed from the larval skin that covers some pupae (as of a dipteran fly)

First Known Use of puparium

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for puparium

New Latin, from pupa

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“Puparium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puparium. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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