One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling the pupa of an insect; especially (of a gastropod shell or protoconch) somewhat cylindrical and bluntly rounded.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Woodward (1821–1865), naturalist and palaeontologist. From pupa + -iform.
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