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pupa

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpjuː.pə/ (plural pupae uk   /-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
pupal
adjective uk   us   /-pəl/
the pupal stage of development
Translations of “pupa”
in Arabic خادِرة (مرحلة بين اليَرَقة والحَشرة الكامِلة)…
in Korean 번데기…
in Malaysian kepompong…
in French chrysalide…
in Italian pupa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛹…
in Vietnamese con nhộng…
in Spanish crisálida…
in Portuguese pupa…
in Thai ดักแด้…
in German die Puppe…
in Catalan pupa…
in Japanese さなぎ…
in Indonesian kepompong…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛹…
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