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pupiparous

Pronunciation: pyu-pip'a-rus

Definition: 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. pario, to give birth]

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