pupate
intransitive verb (pupated; pupating) Date: circa 1879 to become a pupa ; pass through a pupal stage • pupation noun

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  • Pupate — Pu pate, v. i. (Zo[ o]l.) To become a pupa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pupate — (v.) 1879, from PUPA (Cf. pupa) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pupate — ► VERB ▪ become a pupa. DERIVATIVES pupation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • pupate — [pyo͞o′pāt΄] vi. pupated, pupating to become a pupa; go through the pupal stage pupation n …   English World dictionary

  • pupate — v. [L. pupa, puppet] The transformation to a pupa …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pupate — pupation, n. /pyooh payt/, v.i., pupated, pupating. to become a pupa. [1875 80; PUP(A) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pupate — verb To become a pupa …   Wiktionary

  • pupate — pu|pate [pju:ˈpeıt US ˈpju:peıt] v [i]technical to become a pupa …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pupate — verb become a pupa. Derivatives pupation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • pupate — verb (I) technical to become a pupa …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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