Definition of chrysalid in English:

chrysalid

noun

  • another term for chrysalis
    • ‘The facility's original design included a display case for visitors to observe the actual emergence of the butterflies from their chrysalids.’
    • ‘To test if this timing is controlled by an internal clock, the researchers exposed the chrysalids to total darkness.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin chrysal(l)is, chrysal(l)id- (see chrysalis).

Pronunciation

chrysalid

/ˈkrɪs(ə)lɪd/