neanic

neanic

(nɪˈænɪk)
adj
(Zoology) zoology of or relating to the early stages in the life cycle of an organism, esp the pupal stage of an insect
[C19: from Greek neanikus youthful]
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For biometrics analysis, three peri-embryonic parameters (i.e., number of peri-embryonic chambers directly originating from embryo, total number of peri-embryonic chambers, initial growth steps (neanic stage)) and two embryonic parameters (i.e.
In this species the cardinal septum is shorter than the other major septa in the neanic stage, but is as long as the other major septa in the ephebic stage.
In some cases, the pseudoaxial structure formed from the parts of septa existed for a rather long time in the neanic stage, but not until the maturity stage (Paralleynia type).