adultoid


adultoid
adj. [L. adultus, grown up; Gr. eidos, shape]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
A nymph having imaginal characters more developed than in the normal nymphs.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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