subitaneous

adjective
sub·​i·​ta·​ne·​ous | \¦səbə¦tānēəs\

Definition of subitaneous 

: formed or taking place suddenly or unexpectedly : sudden, hasty especially : undergoing or ready for immediate development subitaneous summer eggs that develop without a period of dormancy

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