Definition of Pupate

1. Verb. Develop into a pupa. "The insect larva pupate"

Generic synonyms: Acquire, Develop, Get, Grow, Produce
Derivative terms: Pupa



Definition of Pupate

1. v. i. To become a pupa.

Definition of Pupate

1. Verb. To become a pupa. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pupate

1. to pass through the pupal stage [v -PATED, -PATING, -PATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pupate

punty
punx
puny
punyism
pup
pup tent
pupa
pupadom
pupae
pupal
pupaphobia
puparia
puparial
puparium
pupas
pupate (current term)
pupated
pupates
pupating
pupation
pupations
pupelo
pupet regime
pupfish
pupfishes
pupigerous
pupilage
pupilages
pupilar

Literary usage of Pupate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by State Entomologist of Indiana (1914)
"A large quantity of web is spun by the matured larva hunting a place to pupate. The cocoon is spun in cracks beneath bags in dark places. ..."

2. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"sand, or something approximating to it, be provided, as they pupate deep clump. They are not difficult to rear if a good depth of their native down. ..."

3. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1904)
"... and pupate therein (Clarke). The cocoon is very fragile, and is always placed beneath the surface of the ground (Ransom). THE PUPAL ECDYSIS. ..."

4. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1880)
"They have only five larval stages, and their habits as to pupation are various. Some never leave their mines except to pupate. Some leave one mine and make ..."

5. Azolla Utilization: Proceedings of the Workshop on Azolla Use, Fuzhou by International Rice Research Institute, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1987)
"Most larvae pupate after the 4th molting, but a few pupate after the 5th molting. Pupae are uniformly pale brown. Adult males are light brown to fulvous; ..."

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