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English definition of “pupa”

pupa

noun [C] uk   /ˈpjuː.pə/ (plural pupae   /-piː/   ) us  
an insect in the stage of development that happens before it is completely developed, during which it is contained and protected by a hard covering called a cocoon and does not move: a moth pupa mosquito pupae
See also
The development and parts of insects
pupal
adjective uk   /-pəl/ us  
the pupal stage of developmentThe development and parts of insects
(Definition of pupa from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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