subimago

noun

sub·​imago
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1
: a stage in the development of some insects (such as the mayflies) between the nymph and imago in which the insect is able to fly but becomes mature only after a further molt
2
: an insect in the subimaginal stage see dun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from sub- + imago

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“Subimago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subimago. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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