subitaneous

adjective

sub·​i·​ta·​ne·​ous
¦səbə¦tānēəs
: 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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Latin subitaneus

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“Subitaneous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subitaneous. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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