Pupiparous Pu*pip"a*rous, a. [Pupa + L. parere to bring forth.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Bearing, or containing, a pupa; -- said of the matured larv[ae], or larval skins, of certain Diptera. (b) Of or pertaining to the Pupipara. [1913 Webster]

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  • pupiparous — adj. [L. pupa, puppet; parere, to beget] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Bearing larva that are full grown and ready to pupate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pupiparous — /pyooh pip euhr euhs/, adj. (of an insect) bearing fully developed larvae that are ready to pupate. [1820 30; < NL pupiparus. See PUPA, I , PAROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • pupiparous — adjective Producing young that are ready to pupate …   Wiktionary

  • pupiparous — Pupae bearing; denoting those insects that give birth to late stage larvae that have already passed their larval development within the body of the female, as in flies of the family Hippoboscidae and in the Glossinidae (tsetse flies). [pupa + L.… …   Medical dictionary

  • pupiparous — [pju: pɪp(ə)rəs] adjective Entomology (of certain flies, e.g. the tsetse) producing young which are already ready to pupate. Origin C19: from mod. L. pupipara (neut. plural of pupiparus bringing forth young ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • pupiparous — pu·pip·a·rous …   English syllables

  • pupiparous — /pjuˈpɪpərəs/ (say pyooh pipuhruhs) adjective bringing forth young which are already developed to the pupal phase, as in certain parasitic insects. {New Latin pūpiparus, from pūpi pupa + parus parous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pupiparous — adj. Entomol. bringing forth young which are already in a pupal state. Etymology: mod.L pupipara neut. pl. of pupiparus (as PUPA, parere bring forth) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hippobosca — A genus of pupiparous louse flies (family Hippoboscidae) related to the tsetse flies; they are ectoparasites on birds and mammals. [G. hippos, horse, + boskein, to feed] * * * Hip·po·bos·ca .hip ō bäs kə n the type genus of the family… …   Medical dictionary

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