Definition of pupation in English:

pupation

noun

  • See pupate

    • ‘Development time includes the period of larval growth from hatching to pupation.’
    • ‘The number of animals reaching pupation and adulthood was counted and the lethality at each developmental stage determined from the totals.’
    • ‘In addition, developmental times to pupation and adult eclosion, pupal weights, and survival/mortality were measured for all insects.’
    • ‘All frizzled individuals were male and died either during pupation, adult emergence, or soon thereafter.’
    • ‘The wild-type larval fat body normally does not dissociate until after pupation.’

Pronunciation

pupation

/pjuːˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/