Teneral Ten"er*al, a. [L. tener, -eris, tender, delicate.] (Zo["o]l.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a condition assumed by the imago of certain Neuroptera, after exclusion from the pupa. In this state the insect is soft, and has not fully attained its mature coloring. [1913 Webster]

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