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pupiparous

Syllabification: pu·pip·a·rous
Pronunciation: /pyo͞oˈpipərəs
 
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Definition of pupiparous in English:

adjective

Entomology
(Of certain flies, e.g., the tsetse) producing young that are already ready to pupate.
Example sentences
  • Muir first described the life cycle of these pupiparous flies in his description of. A. speiserianum from Amboina, Indonesia.
  • It is a pupiparous fly, giving birth to a single larva which quickly turns into a pupa.

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin pupipara (neuter plural of pupiparus 'bringing forth young') + -ous.

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