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Definition of "pupal" []

  • Of or pertaining to the pupa stage of insect metamorphosis. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pupal" in a sentence
  • "A succeeding stage of this mite, which may be called the pupal, is considerably smaller than the larva and looks somewhat like the adult, the body having become shorter and broader."
  • "Cirripedes passing through what I have called a pupal state (244/5."
  • "Then, as though slowly becoming aware of his presence, the figure moved, like an insect in its pupal shell, the arms lowering, the head beginning to turn."