Describing the inactive stage in the development of some insects between the larval and the pupal stages(adjective)
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Use "prepupal" in a sentence
"Ten crude larvae, prepupae and pupae in the late part of the fourth instar stage, the prepupal stage and day seven of the pupal stage were used for the soluble and membrane-bound trehalase activity analysis of individuals for three independent experiments."
"Because SeTre-1 was expressed at a higher level in the prepupal stage, whereas"
"SeTre-1, the expression level of SeTre-2 increased initially followed by a persistent reduction until the prepupal stage, leading to a severe shortage of glucose in the pupal progress, which may cause pupation malformation ("