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n. pl. pu·pae (-pē) or pu·pas
An insect in the nonfeeding stage between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only insects that undergo complete metamorphosis have pupal stages.
[Latin pūpa, girl, doll.]
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n, pl -pae (-piː) or -pas
[C19: via New Latin, from Latin: a doll, puppet]
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n., pl. -pae (-pē), -pas.
an insect in the nonfeeding, usu. immobile, transformation stage between the larva and the adult.
[1765–70; < New Latin, Latin pūpa girl, doll, puppet]
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Plural pupae (pyo͞o′pē)
An insect in the nonfeeding stage of development between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes a complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only certain kinds of insects, such as moths, butterflies, ants, and beetles, develop as larvae and pupae. Compare imago, larva, nymph.
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A stage in metamorphosis that follows the larval stage.
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|Noun||1.||pupa - an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult|
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
chrysalis - pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon
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pupa[ˈpjuːpə] N (pupae (pl)) [ˈpjuːpiː] → crisálida f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n pl <-e> → Puppe f
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pupa[ˈpjuːpə] n (pupae (pl)) [ˈpjuːpiː] → pupa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
pupa(ˈpjuːpə) – plural ˈpupae (-piː) – noun
the form that an insect takes when it is changing from a larva (eg a caterpillar) to its perfect form (eg a butterfly); a chrysalis. papie خادِرَه: حَشَرَة في طَوْر الإنتِقال من يَرقانَه الى حَشَرَه كامِلَه какавида crisálida kukla die Puppe puppe νύμφηcrisálida nukk شفیره kotelo chrysalideגולם प्यूपाप्यूपा lárva kepompong púpa crisalide さなぎ 번데기 lėliukė kūniņa kepompong poppuppe poczwarka نوى له هګى څخه وتلى چينجى crisálida crisalidă куколка kukla ličinka lutka puppa ดักแด้ pupa, krizalit 蛹 лялечка کيڑوں کي پيدائش کا آخري مرحلہ con nhộng 蛹
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