Definition of Prepupal

1. Adjective. Of an inactive stage in the development of some insects, between the larval and the pupal stages. "The prepupal stage"

Similar to: Immature



Definition of Prepupal

1. Adjective. (biology) Describing the inactive stage in the development of some insects between the larval and the pupal stages ¹

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Definition of Prepupal

1. preceding the pupal stage [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prepupal

prepublic
prepublication
prepublications
prepublicity
prepuces
prepueblo
prepulse
prepunch
prepunched
prepunches
prepunching
prepupa
prepupae
prepupal (current term)
prepupas
prepurchase
prepurchased
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prepurchasing
preputial
prepyloric vein
prequalified
prequalifies
prequalify
prequalifying
prequantum
prequel
prequels

Literary usage of Prepupal

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1. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1911)
"The first was concerned with the duration of the prepupal or migration stage of the larvae and the conclusions may be summarized as follows: The length of ..."

2. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"Pupation occurs in the soil about the middle of August or the beginning of September, the duration of the prepupal period being from four to six days, ..."

3. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1905)
"XII, page The downward growth of the wing continues until early in the prepupal period, when it reaches the base of the leg bud, which prevents further ..."

4. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"outside of the body although still covered by the last larval cuticula ; this period is the prepupal stadium. The prepupal instar differs markedly from both ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"In the first day of the prepupal stage there begins an active division of the cells in the regenerative centers of the mid-intestine. ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1889)
"... during prepupal, pupal, and the imago stages show that the ... in prepupal stage is equal in extent, and not separable from the scales; that during the ..."

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